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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Education Blog – March 2017

Throughout February and March the NLH education team have been working with the fabulous Nina of Nina Constable Media to capture footage for a series of lobster films. Far from getting our glam on, we have ditched the stereotypical shades and lippy in favour of wellies and fisherman’s yellows for

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Education Blog – February 2017

Hard at work this month, the team have been focused on developing our education programmes and improving our visitor experience. We have developed a series of education leaflets to give out to the public in our visitor centre. These aim to effectively inform customers about fisheries and marine conservation issues

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Lots 4 Lobsters Silent Auction

The National Lobster Hatchery are hosting a dinner at the beautiful Fishmongers’ Hall in London on 2nd February 2017.  As part of the event we have been able to put together a grand on-line auction that anyone can bid on, to raise much needed funds for the charity’s work.  This silent

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Education Blog – January 2017

During the winter months the cool sea water temperatures usually mean that we have fewer berried hens (lady lobsters holding a clutch of eggs beneath their tails) being bought in to us by local fishermen. This year however numbers are up on the average, with a consequently bumper clutch of

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Education Blog December 2016

The Lobster Hatchery team are gearing up for Christmas with full tinsel-tastic enthusiasm! Production in the hatchery slows down at this time of year due to cooler water temperatures slowing the development of lobster’s eggs in the wild. This results in fewer berried hens (females carrying eggs) being brought in

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Hatching News Nov 2016

Download the latest National Lobster Hatchery Newsletter.  In this issue; · The gut reaction, by PhD student Corey Holt · Secrets of the Sea 3, Where fishing and numbers meet: stock assessment in a nutshell, by Dr Colin Bannister · Lobster questions answered · Lobster lessons, school visits · Lobster

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