Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast

A massive thank you to Clovelly Estate for their £400 donation from the Lobster & Crab Feast on the 4th September 2011.  We have been their chosen beneficiary for the last 3 years and this year was the best ever.  The weather was on our side (well until 2.30pm) and

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ART EXHIBITION at the hatchery

For the next two weeks two of North Cornwall’s best and most respected artists will be exhibiting their work at the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow. Both artists live and work on the North Cornish coast and have a close affinity with the sea. The exhibition is an opportunity for

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3,156 baby lobsters released on the Isles of Scilly

Following the success of last years’ release of 1,000 lobsters between Bryher and Tresco we jumped at the chance of doing another  release; only this time, our biggest release on record with 3,156 beautiful little lobsters.  The interesting thing is that these baby lobsters have spent the last few months

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Stained glass lobster window proudly in place

Our beautiful stained glass window is proudly in place now, in memory of the late Dr Eric Edwards, a long standing Trustee of the Lobster Hatchery. Eric’s career as a fisheries scientist span over 50 years and included employment with the Ministry of Fisheries as a Principal Scientific Officer, then

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Baby lobsters galore and record releases

  Another 10,000 larvae hatched last night. We have released 7,400 juvenile lobsters to date. We’re releasing another 1,500 tomorrow and 3,000 next week at the Isles of Scilly! How good is that! These baby lobsters were born last night (photo on left), I asked them to stop moving for

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Customer Feedback

I’ve just emptied the customer feedback box and thought I would share some of the lovely comments people have made.  I can honestly say there was only one negative feedback form in a pile of 40 and it sounds like he came in when we were renovating a couple of

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Container Culture Research Project underway

Emily Miles, from the University of Exeter, has started preparations for her Masters Project looking at container culture for juvenile lobsters. This involves growing the lobsters from stage IV onwards in submerged containers in the sea as opposed to in the hatchery. Once in the water, they will be self-sufficient feeding

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THE BIG SWIM CORNWALL 7th AUGUST 2011

Registration is open for this lovely event, if you fancy the challenge of a one mile wild swim from Port Gaverne to Port Isaac.  Make a day of it, there’ll be plenty of entertainment, live music, food to sample and pubs at hand following the swim. The official website is

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Latest research on shelter preference in juvenile lobsters

Alex Ferguson from University of Exeter, from the Conservation and Bio-diversity Masters Degree and Dan Brewer, from Cornwall College, from the Marine Aquaculture Foundation Degree are embarking on a joint project to look at shelter preference in juvenile lobsters.  Trials are underway and the baby lobsters are settling into their

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Bivalve Purification Operations Seafish/REHIS approved course

For all bivalve purification and dispatch centres in the UK • Designed to meet the needs of the live bivalve mollusc sector • An essential step towards producing Safer Seafood • An excellent course for both new starters and experienced staff and managers • Delivered by approved and experienced trainers

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