Become a Mini Marine Biologist This Summer!

The summer is upon us and we’re ready for the holidays! A great chance to relax, have fun and the perfect time to learn all about our oceans. We’re really excited to be running our mini marine biologist workshops over the summer! Come and get involved with some hands on

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Beach Trip by Shelby from The Bishops’ C of E Learning Academy.

Our awesome Hatchery technician Ade did an amazing talk to Watergate Class of The Bishops’ C of E Learning Academy​ last week on their beach day at Towan Beach. Shelby from Watergate class has written a special blog post for us to tell everyone about the classes day at the

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Lewis Jefferies – Award Winning Photographer Exhibiting work at the NLH!

We’re really excited to announce we will be having award winning photographer Lewis Jefferies displaying is work at the NLH! Lewis is an award-winning photographer & camera operator from Exmouth in Devon. Originally an automotive mechanic, he left his career two years ago to follow passions in photography and filmmaking;

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A day in the life of Hatchery Volunteer, Amy!

To finish off Volunteers week – One of our amazing Volunteers, Amy Jefferies has written a blog for us about her experiences as a volunteer! Before you read Amy’s awesome blog, we’d like to introduce to her! Amy is a hardworking and bubbly young woman and we LOVE having her as

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THE LOBSTERS NEED YOUR HELP!!

The National Lobster Hatchery are appealing for anyone who might be able to take tiny harmless samples of lobsters caught anywhere around Spain, Portugal or SW France. In recent years, the Hatchery has collaborated with two PhD researchers, Charlie Ellis and Tom Jenkins at the University of Exeter, to try

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National Lobster Hatchery Successfully Completes Major 3 Year Collaborative Project Showing Great Potential For Innovative Sea-Based Rearing Solutions For Lobsters.

The Lobster Grower 2 (LG2) project (Funded by Innovate UK, BBSRC and the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers) led by the National Lobster Hatchery’s (NLH) research team, has come to an end after 3 years. This pioneering project assessed the potential for rearing lobsters in innovative sea-based systems which require no

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Sustainable Sunday’s – Fishing Methods

It’s sustainable Sunday! Today we are looking at sustainable fishing methods, mainly lobster potting. Fishing is a vital part of Cornwall and most of the British coastline’s heritage. It supports the local economy and has provided a very important food resource for thousands of years. How we actually obtain our

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Sustainable Sunday – Berried Hen Ban

It’s Sustainable Sunday!  Today were looking at the ‘berried hen ban’ – another way in which we can help conserve our lobsters and crawfish populations. In England it is illegal to land (to catch and bring into land) a female lobster or crawfish with eggs on. This law exists to

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Sustainable Sunday – What fish should I eat?

Sustainable Sunday’s is a new series where we are looking into sustainable fishing methods and giving you tips on how to live more sustainably. We’ll be covering a variety of topics from how to pick the right fish, to looking at how fishermen are helping to secure our seas for

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Sustainable Sunday’s – Minimum Landing Sizes.

Sustainable Sunday’s is a new series where we are looking into sustainable fishing methods and giving you tips on how to live more sustainably. We’ll be covering a variety of topics from how to pick the right fish, to looking at how fishermen are helping to secure our seas for

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