Lobsters find their feet at the Isles of Scilly

On the 9th July the Lobster Hatchery took 1000 baby lobsters over to the Isles of Scilly to be released back into the wild. The release was made possible with the support from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company who gave us a free crossing for the lobsters, staff and

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Fishermans Friends

Just to say we raised £450.32 on the night, so thank you to the Fishermans Friends of Port Isaac who sang in aid of the hatchery and our baby lobsters.  It was a brilliant night, great singing, the sun shone and the sunset finished off a perfect evening.

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LATEST RELEASES

It’s been a long wait and I can only apologise for those that have been waiting for a long time for their adopted lobster to be released, but the hatchery is swarming with baby lobsters now.  In fact, this morning we had to do an emergency release to allow space

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Fishermans Friends sing in aid of the Lobster Hatchery. Come and join us on the Platt at Port Isaac – not to be missed FRIDAY 11th JUNE 2010

You will have heard of Fishermans Friends by now, with their recent success of attracting a £1 million record deal with Universal.  Or may be you have been lucky enough to hear them sing on the Platt on a summer evening at Port Isaac, with the fishing boats and beach

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Lobster season

It’s slow and steady in the hatchery at the moment.  With the cold winter and to be honest, a cold spring, broodstock has been slow to come in.  The last few years we’ve had such mild winters that the lobster season started as early as February and we were in

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New children’s interactive display

Dr Jo Henley from Sci Art Solutions came to install our new children’s display yesterday.  Come and try your skill with our new fishing game, arrange the creatures in order of the food chain and test your knowledge with 3 new quiz and colouring sheets. It’s with thanks to South

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Rock Oyster Festival June 2010

Get the date in your diaries and check out the website for more detail.  Porthilly Farm in Rock will play host to the inaugural Rock Oyster Festival over the weekend of 19th – 20th June this year. The festival is being organised by a team of locals whose passion for

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Sharing expertise across Europe

We are delighted to welcome two students from Europe to help us out as the hatchery gets busy and the lobsters start to hatch.   Hugo Bertigny from the South of France has recently finished an HND in Aquaculture at Lycee Saint Christophe and will be with us for 3 months

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Pescadou Spring Fund raising event – 26th March 2010

It’s tomorrow – the event is upon us.  We are completely sold out and so only those that have pre-booked their tickets will be allowed entry.  Just to confirm that arrival time is 7pm for a 7.30pm start.  Pescadou Restaurant is next door to The Old Custom House on Padstow

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Port Isaac Primary School & Play Group have a day out at the hatchery

What a day we had, starting with a ferry trip from Rock to Padstow, a quick exploration of the beach, past the fishing boats and harbour and onto the hatchery where they met baby lobsters, crabs, shrimps, giant lobsters and even Larry made an appearance (our 6ft cuddly mascot). They

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