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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LOBSTER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you retired, with free time, or looking to learn new skills? Do you enjoy talking to members of the public? If you are over eighteen and have some time to spare, we are a local conservation charity in need of your help in our Visitor Centre! For details or

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We need your help

Dear Hatchery supporter, We are currently working on our plans to make a major development of the visitor centre in Padstow (something our customers have been telling us needs doing for years). It will allow us to make a series of exciting interactive exhibits and help customers to make sensible

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We would like to put the record straight about the National Lobster Hatchery’s planning application at stepper point.

  There is not going to be a visitor centre at stepper point, this will remain in Padstow.  The Stepper point facility will just be a hatchery for lobster stocking and will consist of a small, single storey 13mx21m building. The hatchery will be in the old quarry, not on

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National Lobster Hatchery plans to increase marine conservation efforts

The National Lobster Hatchery, based in Padstow is intending to expand its marine research, stocking and education work. For the past few years the charity has been operating at maximum capacity and its building is simply too small for the current scale of operations. “We are really struggling to fit

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Quay Art Gallery to donate 10% on lobster and crab bronze sculptures

Quay Art Gallery in Padstow have just offered to donate 10% of sales on these exquisite limited edition bronze lobster and crab sculptures to the National Lobster Hatchery. It’s not only incredibly generous but also helping to spread awareness of the charity’s important work. Thank you to Susi and Roger

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Hatchery News May 2015

The 12 page Newsletter can be downloaded by clicking on the pdf link Hatching News May 2015 Read all about it: Words from the Chairman Secrets of the Sea 2: Shelter is everything, by Dr Colin Bannister Corporate Membership Buy one, Set one Free The Visitor Experience European lobster stocking requires comprehensive

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SHARP’S BIG RUN MAKES STRIDES FOR MARINE CONSERVATION Scenic spring challenge raises money for The National Lobster Hatchery

The enthusiastic team at Rock based Sharp’s Brewery have once again supported BIG RUN organiser Sarah Coates in encouraging locals and visitors to sign up for the challenge of spring. Sharp’s Brewery’s BIG RUN took place on Sunday 1st March. Event organisers estimate over £6,000 was raised from this year’s

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New PhD open for applications

‘Gut health in European lobsters – the gut microbiome as a health marker in offshore sea cage culture’ Academic Supervisor: Dr Mark van der Giezen, Biosciences, Exeter Industry Partners/Supervisors: Dr David Bass, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and Dr Carly Daniels, The National Lobster Hatchery A 3-year

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