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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2 researchers join the Lobster Hatchery Team for one year posts

We are pleased to welcome Sophie Franks who has started her one year industrial placement with us this week, from Cardiff University, studying BSc Hons Ecology.  Sophie will be shadowing Dr Carly Daniels in all aspects of research here in Padstow. Also joining us this week is Karen Middlemiss from

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Sea-Changers show their support with a donation towards lobster rearing costs

Sea-Changers, a marine conservation charity have kindly donated £836 to help cover essential costs for Padstow’s National Lobster Hatchery. This is the second year running that Sea-Changers have helped fund our work and we are incredibly grateful for their on-going support. The grant provided by Sea-Changers will help fund vital

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BASKING SHARK ROADSHOW

For the first time, the Basking Shark Roadshow is coming to The National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow this bank holiday Monday 26th August 2013, run by Cornwall Wildlife Trust. FREE ENTRY 10am till 3pm in our newly furnished conference room upstairs. Come and see us and spread the word!

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Lobster release on the Ile de Re

This week Dom and Ben packed up 3,600 baby lobsters and set off to France!  Two film crews were waiting for our arrival on the Ile de Re bridge, to film our gleaming lobster van arrive.   The little lobsters were off loaded and kept overnight in tanks; a short breather before

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Rare orange lobster on show in Padstow

Jaffa may sound like an unusual name for a lobster, but that is what staff at Padstow’s National Lobster Hatchery have named their star attraction.  Jaffa isn’t the victim of a cheap fake tan, neither is she a pre-cooked display.  Jaffa is a one in ten million ‘colour morph’.  Most

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Conference Room Rennovation work started

The Tanner Trust donated £4,000 for the rennovation and refurbishment of our conference room at The National Lobster Hatchery.  Work has started this week to sound proof the walls, repaint the walls and fund new furnishings.  We’ve even ordered photographic wallpaper of our charismatic European Lobster for the two end walls. 

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Well behaved dogs are welcome

Did you know we welcome well behaved dogs into the visitor centre?  So once you’ve had your lovely walk along the Camel trail you can pop in and see us at the hatchery.  When you gift aid your admission, you get an annual pass as well, so you can come and check

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