HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to visit the National Lobster Hatchery

Preparations are under way and we are very excited to receive a Royal visit from the Duke of Edinburgh on the 1st August 2014 at 11am. During his hour-long visit, the Duke will hear about the Hatchery’s work and see brood stock, larval and juvenile lobsters for himself.  He will also

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Could lobster farming become a new industry for Coastal areas?

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) have teamed up with Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to joint fund an industry and academic partnership which aims to develop a novel approach to sea based rearing systems for the European Lobster.  Lobster Grower is a 15 month consortium driven project led

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PhD knowledge proving essential to Cornish business

An ex-employee of The National Lobster Hatchery, now PhD researcher with the University of Exeter, Charlie Ellis is working to better understand sustainability in the Cornwall lobster fishery. Click on the link to view short film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJGujAJ_Tx8 The PhD project, which is funded by the European Social Fund, involves carrying out a lobster

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The National Lobster Hatchery celebrates its first Silver Corporate Sponsor outside of the UK, thanks to Isle Of Man’s ‘Paddy’s Hooked on Fish by Robinson’s’

The National Lobster Hatchery are delighted to be welcoming ‘Paddy’s Hooked on Fish, by Robinson’s’ as a Silver Level Corporate Sponsor of the charity. A bit of background The aim of The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH) is to conserve vulnerable lobster populations, preserve marine biodiversity and help safeguard our inshore

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BOOK LAUNCH for The Secret Tunnels of Padstow 26th April 2014

Pop in anytime between 10am and 5pm at The National Lobster Hatchery. Meet the author and illustrator, view the original illustrations, purchase your signed copy and gain free entry for one person into the Lobster Hatchery (for one day only). A perfect first chapter book for 5 to 8 year

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The Grand Hatter’s Tea Party

We are delighted to tell you that ‘The Grand Hatter’s Tea Party’ fundraising event, held at The Kensington Roof Gardens, London, was a great success! We had a fantastic turn out of guests who all had a wonderful time. Everyone very much enjoyed the delicious ‘Cornish sustainable canapés’ cooked up by

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Harbour Holidays renew their Corporate Sponsorship

A huge thank you to Nicky Turriff and her team at Harbour Holidays for renewing their Corporate Sponsorship and their on-going support to the National Lobster Hatchery. Business Development Officer Clare Stanley said “We are incredibly grateful to Harbour Holidays for their continued support. The National Lobster Hatchery’s work is really important

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The Big Swim Cornwall 2014

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for next years Big Swim at the idyllic villages of Port Quin, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne. Now a 2 day event with back to back live music and even a Big Swim campsite!  Come and join us for the weekend of 16th & 17th August

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Daniel Small completes his PhD

‘The effects of elevated temperature pCO2 on the developmental eco-physiology of the European lobster, Homarus gammarus (L.)’. Global climate change is a major area of concern for the integrity of future stocks of commercially important marine species, as seen by the large recent collapse of oyster hatcheries on the Pacific

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The National Lobster Hatchery has been shortlisted for the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013/14

The National Lobster Hatchery has made it into the finalists for the Cornwall Toursim Awards in the Environmental & Wildlife Attraction category, along with Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary. Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall explained “Unlike the Olympics, trophies aren’t awarded on a default first, second and third basis as

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