BASKING SHARK ROADSHOW

For the first time, the Basking Shark Roadshow is coming to The National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow this bank holiday Monday 26th August 2013, run by Cornwall Wildlife Trust. FREE ENTRY 10am till 3pm in our newly furnished conference room upstairs. Come and see us and spread the word!

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Lobster release on the Ile de Re

This week Dom and Ben packed up 3,600 baby lobsters and set off to France!  Two film crews were waiting for our arrival on the Ile de Re bridge, to film our gleaming lobster van arrive.   The little lobsters were off loaded and kept overnight in tanks; a short breather before

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Rare orange lobster on show in Padstow

Jaffa may sound like an unusual name for a lobster, but that is what staff at Padstow’s National Lobster Hatchery have named their star attraction.  Jaffa isn’t the victim of a cheap fake tan, neither is she a pre-cooked display.  Jaffa is a one in ten million ‘colour morph’.  Most

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Conference Room Rennovation work started

The Tanner Trust donated £4,000 for the rennovation and refurbishment of our conference room at The National Lobster Hatchery.  Work has started this week to sound proof the walls, repaint the walls and fund new furnishings.  We’ve even ordered photographic wallpaper of our charismatic European Lobster for the two end walls. 

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Well behaved dogs are welcome

Did you know we welcome well behaved dogs into the visitor centre?  So once you’ve had your lovely walk along the Camel trail you can pop in and see us at the hatchery.  When you gift aid your admission, you get an annual pass as well, so you can come and check

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World Lobster Experts gather in Cornwall

The University of Exeter Cornwall Campus has played host to a number of the worlds lobster experts at a recent marine crustacean knowledge exchange and networking event. The event, which formed part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) Legacy Programme was organised with the National Lobster Hatchery, in Padstow,

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Clovelly Crab & Lobster Feast 1st September 2013

A note for your diary for this year’s Lobster & Crab Feast at the stunning Clovelly cove and if you missed the coverage of last years event on TV, then you can always watch it on BBC  iplayer,  Country Show Cook Off, Episode 9 The National Lobster Hatchery has been the nominated

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THE BIG SWIM CORNWALL 17th & 18th August 2013

As seen on the recent ITV1 series ‘Cornwall with Caroline Quentin’!  What fantastic footage of the Triathlon. The website is up and running now and they are taking registration for: THE LITTLE SWIM THE NOT SO SERIOUS SWIM THE SERIOUS SWIM THE TRIATHLON THE SUPER SERIOUS SWIM There are places for

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Crabstock Festival 19th – 21st April 2013

Britain’s only inland fish and live music festival is coming to Northampton for 2013. The inaugural Crabstock was held last April in Great Rissington, in the Cotswolds, to great acclaim, and visitors to the second edition of this unique event are promised a memorable weekend of top food and music

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Co-operative Membership Community Fund show their support for Cornish Claws

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund has donated £1,800 to Padstow based charity ‘The National Lobster Hatchery’ (NLH) to enable the production of new video displays within the charity’s education centre. The generous donation will provide a fundamental element of the charity’s education output. The NLH visitor centre on Padstow’s South

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