Launch of IFCA, Cornwall’s Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

Cornwall IFCA is responsible for marine fisheries and environmental management in our inshore waters and estuaries. It was established on 1 April 2011 as a result of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The Authority has taken over the duties, responsibilities and assets of Cornwall Sea Fisheries Committee, together

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Lobster Mothering Sunday …..

Bring your mum along for FREE to the National Lobster Hatchery on Mothering Sunday and see our mummy lobsters in their new maternity ward.  By then, lobsters should be hatching on a daily occurrence …. and if you’ve forgotten to buy her flowers and chocolates, we’ve got some lovely Cornish

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Testing the new National Lobster Hatchery ad…

Thought we should do a little dry run with the new ad for the National Lobster Hatchery…

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Volunteering at the Hatchery

It’s Anthony’s last day with us today who has been volunteering at the hatchery.  He leaves us for a new post on Bryher on the Isles of Scilly – can’t be bad! Wendy has been volunteering with us for nearly a year now, giving up one day a week to

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Wild Swim from Port Gaverne to Port Isaac

Put the date in your diary and plan your holiday to Cornwall for that week.  This years wild swim from Port Gaverne to Port Isaac will be held on 7th August 2011, raising money for the National Lobster Hatchery. The event started last year and was such a success, organisers

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The new broodtank arrives

We had thought about the dimensions and whether we could fit it through the door, honestly!!  But to be fair it would have been difficult to get round corners, so our lovely kindly neighbours agreed to crane it into the back door, at low tide from the slipway. The white

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Dramatic changes ……..

  The shop facelift is starting to shape up. What a transformation…. on the left is the old shelving. The story goes, that when these shelves were built they were trying to come up with inspiration for the shape and decided to draw round Lucille’s pregnant belly – hence the

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The builders are in

I’ve only been out of the office for two days and already it looks fantastic.  The 2m x 2m viewing area is going to make a dramatic difference to the visitor centre.  On the right hand side you can see the low wall for our new brood tank which will

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Building works start tomorrow…..

View from the Visitor Centre                      View from within the Hatchery We’re busy preparing for the big knock through tomorrow, from the Visitor Centre into the Hatchery.  The idea is to give the visitor a more ‘up close and personal’ experience with the baby lobsters.  The viewing area will allow you

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Padstow Christmas Festival this weekend

Padstow Christmas Festival is approaching 3rd, 4th & 5th December and we are promised a SNOWFALL SURPRISE this year – intrigued? Although at this rate we’ll have real snow!  Get in the festive mood with late night shopping, Santa’s grotto, carol singing, beer festival, live music, cooking demonstrations, fireworks, parade,

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