Padstow’s award-winning National Lobster Hatchery welcomes additional expertise to its Board of Trustees

The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH) has welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees to assist with the development of its future strategy: Rob Clifford-Wing, Ed Coode and Lord St Levan. Born, raised and educated in Cornwall, and passionate about the Cornish fishing industry, Mr Clifford-Wing established Wing of

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Half-term fishy fun: Your chance to name a colossal crustacean at Padstow’s award-winning, all-weather attraction, the National Lobster Hatchery

Pioneering conservation, research and education charity, The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), based in Padstow, has welcomed a captivating creature from the deep – a colossal crustacean – to its Visitor Centre for tourists and local residents to meet and marvel at during next week’s half-term. Caught by local fisherman, John

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National Lobster Hatchery research project earns recognition through the Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Pioneering conservation, research and education charity, The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), based in Padstow, has won the Cornwall Sustainability Award for Best Contribution Towards Creating a Sustainable Food Economy from Nature to Plate for its innovative research project, Lobster Grower 2. The NLH operates a stock enhancement programme that encourages

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Halloween pumpkin competition

POST A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR OCEAN THEMED CARVED OR PAINTED PUMPKINS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO WIN: A YEARS FREE ADMISSION FOR A FAMILY TO OUR VISITOR CENTRE, PLUS A GORGEOUS CUDDLY LOBSTER The winner will be announced on the 1st of November 2017

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Corporate Sponsors for 2017

Our 3 fabulous Corporate Sponsors have renewed their Corporate Sponsorship for 2017 and we are delighted to welcome ‘Stay in Cornwall’ as a new Bronze Corporate Sponsor. We can’t thank them enough for their dedication to supporting the Charity’s programmes of research, education and marine conservation. Our Corporate Membership packages

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Educational Leaflets to Empower Seafood Consumers

A series of educational leaflets are ready to give out in our Visitor Centre, forming an excellent resource for students, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about important fisheries topics.  The aim is to empower seafood consumers with greater knowledge so that they can make more informed, sustainable purchasing

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Hatching News May 2017

Photo credit Johnny Fenn In this issue of the hatchery newsletter: • At Sea with Finisterre • A tribute to Ian Kennaway • Secrets of the Sea 5. The state of lobster stocks and management • Visitor Centre Developments • Lobster Visitor • Lobsters to Life Project • Education Diary

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Coastal Foraging & Lobster Release at Trevone Beach

The National Lobster Hatchery, a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Cornwall, were delighted to join forces with Wild Thymes to run a coastal foraging workshop combined with a lobster release at Trevone on Saturday. A group of 30 participants gathered on the beach, each adopting and naming

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At sea with Finisterre

We were delighted to be approached by the well known clothing brand Finisterre who wanted to come and photograph our staff in the hatchery and at sea to launch a new clothing range.  Follow the link to read the article about their day at sea with us and to check out some

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Education Blog – April 2017

It feels like spring has finally sprung in North Cornwall, as April has blessed us with several days of gorgeous blue skies and sunshine. As the weather improves, our lobster larvae production begins to increase as lobster eggs develop faster in warmer conditions. The calmer weather also means our fishermen

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