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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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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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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At sea with Finisterre

We were delighted to be approached by the well known clothing brand Finisterre who wanted to come and photograph our staff in the hatchery and at sea to launch a new clothing range.  Follow the link to read the article about their day at sea with us and to check out some

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Education Blog – March 2017

Throughout February and March the NLH education team have been working with the fabulous Nina of Nina Constable Media to capture footage for a series of lobster films. Far from getting our glam on, we have ditched the stereotypical shades and lippy in favour of wellies and fisherman’s yellows for

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Education Blog – February 2017

Hard at work this month, the team have been focused on developing our education programmes and improving our visitor experience. We have developed a series of education leaflets to give out to the public in our visitor centre. These aim to effectively inform customers about fisheries and marine conservation issues

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Education Blog November 2016

It has been a spectacularly warm and sunny autumn so far in Padstow, and team lobster have been enjoying the view of the golden banks of the camel from our windows while welcoming groups for educational visits. We welcomed a lovely group of year 4 students from Constantine Primary School,

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