International Lobster Science Meeting

Lobster scientists meet to discuss stock enhancement programmes on both sides of the Atlantic.  Dom Boothroyd, General Manager of the National Lobster Hatchery said ‘It was a really productive meeting, amazing work coming out of Canada with a great deal of potential for collaboration.  It was like looking in a

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Researcher Carly Daniels receives award for outstanding research

  Carly Daniels, PhD researcher at the National Lobster Hatchery presented her research at the Burntwood Lecture at the Royal Society in London on the 11th November 2009.  She was presented the John Rose Award 2009 by the Institution of Environmental Science for outstanding research.  The £1,000 award is to

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Herman the Giant new resident lobster

Check out our new resident lobster, Herman.  He weights a massive 5.1kg (11.25lb), not the biggest lobster ever caught in Britain but certainly a monster!  The largest British lobster,according to the British Marine Life Study Society (BMLSS) measured 1.26m from the end of its tail to the tip of its

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Larry entertains the crowds at Newlyn Fish Festival

Another busy fish festival at Newlyn, adopt a lobster was as popular as ever and people always like to see our baby lobsters.  This year Larry entertained the crowds, giving all the children high fives.

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The hatchery needs your vote to win a cash donation

This week The National Lobster Hatchery  has been invited to participate in the Charity of the Year Competition on www.optimistworld.com, which if we are successful could bring in a very welcome cash donation. To ensure that we move on into the second round of the competition, please go to the

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Newquay Fish Festival 18th – 20th September 2009

Newquay’s Fish Festival, now in its 7th year is due to start tomorrow.  The Lobster Hatchery will be exhibiting on the 18th only and taking along some of our baby lobsters.  There’s lots going on, from cooking demonstrations from top Newquay chefs, live bands and entertainers, fish and produce stalls

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Prize winner releases baby lobsters!!

The National Lobster Hatchery ran a joke competition to celebrate World Oceans Day. The winner Haden Dawe received a VIP tour of the hatchery, a giant cuddly lobster and then had the opportunity to assist with the release of 200 baby lobsters at Trevone beach just 2 miles from Padstow.

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‘Jet-boost’ aids walking lobsters (Article from Earth News)

  American lobsters use “jet-assisted” walking to travel faster across the ocean floor, scientists have found.  Click link below for full article. http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8214000/8214150.stm

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Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast 6th Sept 09

Join us at the Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast on the 6th September 2009.  The event starts at 10am, if you haven’t already been to Clovelly this is a must.  Just the walk down the cobbled paths to the harbour is unique with a breathtaking view when you reach the

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LOBSTER LOVE – BBC Wildlife Magazine Feature

                    BBC Wildlife’s Summer 2009 magazine is now on the shelves, and the Lobster Hatchery has a four page spread with some amazing photographs of this majestic creature.  Thomas Peschak and Dan Beecham from Save our Seas Foundation spent a few

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