National Lobster Hatchery research project earns recognition through the Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Pioneering conservation, research and education charity, The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), based in Padstow, has won the Cornwall Sustainability Award for Best Contribution Towards Creating a Sustainable Food Economy from Nature to Plate for its innovative research project, Lobster Grower 2. The NLH operates a stock enhancement programme that encourages

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VACANCY Operations Manager

Operations Manager, National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, Cornwall Photo by Alex Hyde www.alexhyde.co.uk Closing date for applications: 24th November 2017, Interview date for shortlisted applicants: 4th December 2017 Working at the Charity’s base in Padstow, this is a full time post.  A salary in the range of £28,000 to £34,000, pension

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VACANCY Visitor Centre Assistant

Closing date for applications: 21 June 2017 Working in our busy visitor centre in Padstow, this is a part time, permanent post with a salary of £14,287 pro rata, pension and 22 paid annual leave, plus 8 Bank holiday days per year (pro rata). Interview date for shortlisted applicants: 28

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Hatching News May 2017

Photo credit Johnny Fenn In this issue of the hatchery newsletter: • At Sea with Finisterre • A tribute to Ian Kennaway • Secrets of the Sea 5. The state of lobster stocks and management • Visitor Centre Developments • Lobster Visitor • Lobsters to Life Project • Education Diary

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VACANCY Hatchery Support Technician (based in Newlyn)

Closing date for applications: 12th May 2017, Interview date for shortlisted applicants: 19th May 2017 Working at the Charity’s new satellite hatchery in Newlyn, this is a part time, two year fixed term, variable hours contract, paid on an hourly basis at £7.85 per hour, plus pension and 22 days

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VACANCY Hatchery Technician (based in Newlyn)

Closing date for applications: 12th May 2017, Interview date for shortlisted applicants: 19th May 2017 Working at the Charity’s satellite hatchery in Newlyn with some time spent at the centre in Padstow, this is a full time, two year fixed term post with a salary of £15,978, pension and 22

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Publication on Sea based container culture (SBCC) hydrodynamic design assessment for European lobsters (Homarus gammarus)

We are pleased to announce a new publication for September 2016 in Aquaculture Engineering on ‘Sea based container culture (SBCC) hydrodynamic design assessment for European lobsters (Homarus gammarus)’. If you look carefully you should be able to spot the juvenile lobster tucked into the corner. Follow the link above to

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National Lobster Hatchery Withdraws planning application

The National Lobster Hatchery has decided to withdraw its planning application to build a new hatchery, hidden within a disused quarry at the mouth of the Camel Estuary. The charity had planned to move production of juvenile lobsters for its stocking and research programmes to a purpose-built facility, with access

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We would like to put the record straight about the National Lobster Hatchery’s planning application at stepper point.

  There is not going to be a visitor centre at stepper point, this will remain in Padstow.  The Stepper point facility will just be a hatchery for lobster stocking and will consist of a small, single storey 13mx21m building. The hatchery will be in the old quarry, not on

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