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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The Big Swim Cornwall have donated an incredible £5,000 from the 2015 swim

A massive thank you once again to The Big Swim Team, Sarah Coates, all the volunteers that gave up their precious time, all the swimmers who took part and raised money for all the beneficiaries.  2015 was probably the best Big Swim ever with perfect sea conditions and sunshine.  The

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Education Updates from the Lobster Hatchery in Winter

Over the winter months the Education Officer has been taking advantage of training opportunities, successfully completing courses in Firefighting, Health and Safety, and First Aid at Sea. These nationally accredited courses will allow the Officer to safely and competently accompany fishermen on Lobster releases around the coastline – a critical

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Visitor Centre closed for 2 weeks

Just to make you aware, we will be closed from 18th January until 29th January 2016 for refurbishment.  Come and see us when we reopen.

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Education Blog Dec 15

As production has eased off in the hatchery with the cooling of winter sea water temperatures, the Outreach project has been busy as ever, with Christmas activities! The National Lobster Hatchery team had a wonderful festive time at the infamous Padstow Christmas Festival, promoting our conservation work with the help

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Hatchery News November 2015

Download the latest National Lobster Hatchery Newsletter National Lobster Hatchery bags major research grant for Cornwall & the South West Job opportunities coming soon Cat Wilding, Education Officer joins the team The girl with the lobster tattoo – a lovely synopsis of discussions that took place at the NLH by

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National Lobster Hatchery Withdraws planning application

The National Lobster Hatchery has decided to withdraw its planning application to build a new hatchery, hidden within a disused quarry at the mouth of the Camel Estuary. The charity had planned to move production of juvenile lobsters for its stocking and research programmes to a purpose-built facility, with access

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Beer & Lobster with a charitable twist

Local award winning brewery ‘Padstow Brewing Company’ have shown their support for a very important local ‘claws’ with the launch of ‘Lobster Tale’; a delicious new ‘lobster inspired’ wheat beer with a charitable twist in its tail……! Not only is this mouth-watering new beer the ideal accompaniment to seafood; but

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National Lobster Hatchery bags major research grant for Cornwall and the South West

The National Lobster Hatchery, based in Padstow, has, along with consortium partners, been awarded funding for a £3m research project from Innovate UK and BBSRC. This will make a series of breakthroughs in the science and technology associated with lobster culture, which will help Europe catch up with the rest

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