Educational Leaflets to Empower Seafood Consumers

A series of educational leaflets are ready to give out in our Visitor Centre, forming an excellent resource for students, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about important fisheries topics.  The aim is to empower seafood consumers with greater knowledge so that they can make more informed, sustainable purchasing

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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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Education Blog – April 2017

It feels like spring has finally sprung in North Cornwall, as April has blessed us with several days of gorgeous blue skies and sunshine. As the weather improves, our lobster larvae production begins to increase as lobster eggs develop faster in warmer conditions. The calmer weather also means our fishermen

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Education Blog December 2016

The Lobster Hatchery team are gearing up for Christmas with full tinsel-tastic enthusiasm! Production in the hatchery slows down at this time of year due to cooler water temperatures slowing the development of lobster’s eggs in the wild. This results in fewer berried hens (females carrying eggs) being brought in

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Education Blog September 2016

As the summer winds down, the outreach team at the Hatchery are enjoying attending the last few events of the season, while hosting the new cohort of university groups for educational visits to the facility. Now in its ninth year, the Clovelly Crab and Lobster Feast celebrates local seafood, and

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Education Blog May 2016

Summer is now in full swing for the NLH lobster education team, who have recently been travelling across the county to speak to school children and deliver marine themed, national curriculum lessons. Since our last blog one month ago, we have spoken to 262 people, including pupils from 7 classes

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Education Blog March 2016

Spring is here on the Camel estuary! The winter storms have abated and the sun is shining on the National Lobster Hatchery. Following on from our big refit a few months ago, we now have lots of lobster ladies laden with eggs on our Maternity ward, and baby lobsters in

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Port Isaac Primary School & Play Group have a day out at the hatchery

What a day we had, starting with a ferry trip from Rock to Padstow, a quick exploration of the beach, past the fishing boats and harbour and onto the hatchery where they met baby lobsters, crabs, shrimps, giant lobsters and even Larry made an appearance (our 6ft cuddly mascot). They

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