Thermidor, our long standing resident orange lobster is released back into the ocean

An exceptionally rare orange lobster has been returned to the ocean by Padstow fisherman and hatchery supporter Mr David Evans. The adult hen lobster, whose shell was bright orange (due to a genetically inherited pigmentation), was nicknamed ‘Thermidor’ by staff who thought her colouration looked more like that of a

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Winner of our star raffle prize

Congratulations to Hazel Thwaites from Surrey who won the amazing raffle prize of 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast and flights to the Isles of Scilly, staying at the luxurious Hell Bay Hotel.  Thank you to the sponsors of the raffle, Hell Bay Hotel and Isles of Scilly Travel.  We

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Eddie Gilbert’s to sponsor lobster release for British Food Fortnight

Ramsgate’s award-winning Eddie Gilbert’s restaurant is celebrating British Food Fortnight (18th September to 3rd October) by sponsoring The National Lobster Hatchery. Each time customers order Eddie Gilbert’s seafood platter, the restaurant will donate £1 to the Hatchery. The platter, which costs £36, for two, includes a whole lobster, a dressed

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Another date for your diary – Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast

Sunday 5th September 2010 10am to 5pm at Clovelly Harbour, North Devon – Clovelly is a must see on its own merit, a hidden treasure. Clovelly Estate holds a festival each year to  pay tribute to Clovelly’s famous lobsters and crabs with a day of live folk music, a lobster

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RACE NIGHT AT OLD CUSTOM HOUSE, PADSTOW

We’re organising another fund raising event with a difference.  Do you fancy your luck on the races?  The event will take place at the Old Custom House in Padstow on Friday 8th October 2010 from 8pm onwards.  We will be hosting an entertaining evening of horse racing, you will be

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Lobsters find their feet at the Isles of Scilly

On the 9th July the Lobster Hatchery took 1000 baby lobsters over to the Isles of Scilly to be released back into the wild. The release was made possible with the support from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company who gave us a free crossing for the lobsters, staff and

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Fishermans Friends

Just to say we raised £450.32 on the night, so thank you to the Fishermans Friends of Port Isaac who sang in aid of the hatchery and our baby lobsters.  It was a brilliant night, great singing, the sun shone and the sunset finished off a perfect evening.

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LATEST RELEASES

It’s been a long wait and I can only apologise for those that have been waiting for a long time for their adopted lobster to be released, but the hatchery is swarming with baby lobsters now.  In fact, this morning we had to do an emergency release to allow space

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Fishermans Friends sing in aid of the Lobster Hatchery. Come and join us on the Platt at Port Isaac – not to be missed FRIDAY 11th JUNE 2010

You will have heard of Fishermans Friends by now, with their recent success of attracting a £1 million record deal with Universal.  Or may be you have been lucky enough to hear them sing on the Platt on a summer evening at Port Isaac, with the fishing boats and beach

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Lobster season

It’s slow and steady in the hatchery at the moment.  With the cold winter and to be honest, a cold spring, broodstock has been slow to come in.  The last few years we’ve had such mild winters that the lobster season started as early as February and we were in

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