Education Blog July 2016

Summer is well and truly here at the lobster hatchery, and the education team have been busy in the run up to the school holidays! During visits to schools in the Lizard area, our topics of sustainable fishing, fish identification and classification, and lobster lifecycles proved consistently popular and received

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Padstow Seafood & Beer Festival 2016

TICKETS ON SALE NOW for 2016 Padstow Brewing Co. in association with Sperry Tents are organising a Seafood & Beer Festival in aid of The National Lobster Hatchery. Hosted at the beautiful Prideaux Place in Padstow, the event will showcase the best in local food, drink and live music. Bands

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Education Blog June 2016

It has been a busy month for team lobster, as we’ve had a great kick start for our summer educational events programme! We spent an excellent day on the beach as part of Polzeath Marine Discovery Day, celebrating all things marine. We were joined by a host of other conservation

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Education Blog May 2016

Summer is now in full swing for the NLH lobster education team, who have recently been travelling across the county to speak to school children and deliver marine themed, national curriculum lessons. Since our last blog one month ago, we have spoken to 262 people, including pupils from 7 classes

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How rare are bright blue lobsters? asks the BBC News

Two Canadian fishermen have been celebrating catching bright blue lobsters over the last few days. But how rare are these striking-looking crustaceans, asks Justin Parkinson from BBC News. “The American lobster is usually a sort of greeny-brown, so anything bright blue would look very odd to fishermen there,” says Dr

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Education Blog April 2016

It’s been a busy start to the spring season for Team Lobster! We have been hosting lots of primary school students at the hatchery, and taking free lobster lessons into Cornish school classrooms! By taking part in a fun fishing game, children at St Breock School were introduced to simple

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Education Blog March 2016

Spring is here on the Camel estuary! The winter storms have abated and the sun is shining on the National Lobster Hatchery. Following on from our big refit a few months ago, we now have lots of lobster ladies laden with eggs on our Maternity ward, and baby lobsters in

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Kick off meeting for Lobster Grower 2

Yesterday was the wrap up meeting for Lobster Grower 1, today the kick off meeting for Lobster Grower 2, an exciting 3 year project with consortium partners led by the National Lobster Hatchery. Partners include the University of Exeter, Westcountry Mussels of Fowey, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)

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National Lobster Hatchery Trustees recognised on New Year’s Honour List 

Just a few of our Trustees pictured here, from left to right, Jean Taylor, Edwin Derriman, Phil Le Grice, Dan James, Teri Walter. Two Trustees of the National Lobster Hatchery have been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 New Year’s Honour list which recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people

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Driveline gives lobsters a set of wheels

We are so grateful to Driveline in St Austell for continuing to support the National Lobster Hatchery and giving us lobster wheels for a few more years!  This will be our second van and it has made a massive difference to the hatchery team who have a purpose built vehicle

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