Lots 4 Lobsters Silent Auction

The National Lobster Hatchery are hosting a dinner at the beautiful Fishmongers’ Hall in London on 2nd February 2017.  As part of the event we have been able to put together a grand on-line auction that anyone can bid on, to raise much needed funds for the charity’s work.  This silent auction will close at 10pm on the 2nd February 2017. Please bid and share.


We’ve been given original paintings, weekend breaks in Padstow, Clovelly, Isles of Scilly, cases of wine, sporting experiences (Olympic cycling for 4 at the Velodrome!), unique ‘can’t buy’ experiences – make sure you check out the website.

The National Lobster Hatchery is incredibly grateful to all of the individuals and organisations who have kindly provided auction prizes or donations for this evening, or have organised tables on our behalf.

We need your help
From a global perspective, fish stocks are being hit harder than ever before, the world’s human population is expanding rapidly, its middle classes are exploding and demand for fish is at an all-time high. The majority of fisheries are either fully exploited, depleted or recovering and demand for seafood is fast outstripping supply. We desperately need new approaches to throw into the mix of fisheries management options. Stocking can allow us to make fisheries more productive and potentially re-stock fisheries should they collapse, but this is a new area of science and requires a great deal of further development.

Dr Carly Daniels
Head of Research, The National Lobster Hatchery

A message from the Chairman, Bryan Coode

A very warm welcome to The National Lobster Hatchery 2017 fundraising dinner and auction, or ‘Lots4Lobsters’ as we like to call it.

The longer I am involved with the Charity, the more I appreciate just how much its small team of researchers, technicians, educators and volunteers achieve and how much respect they command, both nationally and internationally.

Our small centre, on  Padstow’s harbour quayside, represents something that is  important, not only to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, but to other fisheries around the world. The Charity’s work is all about food security, fisheries sustainability and the need to develop new forward thinking schemes that will complement existing traditional approaches. Our approach is three pronged: An active stocking programme, a broad yet targeted research programme and an education outreach programme, all of which are critical if we are to start addressing the sustainability issues that are increasingly facing our fisheries.

With your support we aim to raise funds that will directly support our unique research programme: Lobster Grower, which is crucial to achieving our core aims and objectives. Please give generously, we are relying on you.

Bryan Coode,
Chairman, The National Lobster Hatchery

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