Over the winter months the Education Officer has been taking advantage of training opportunities, successfully completing courses in Firefighting, Health and Safety, and First Aid at Sea. These nationally accredited courses will allow the Officer to safely and competently accompany fishermen on Lobster releases around the coastline – a critical
As production has eased off in the hatchery with the cooling of winter sea water temperatures, the Outreach project has been busy as ever, with Christmas activities! The National Lobster Hatchery team had a wonderful festive time at the infamous Padstow Christmas Festival, promoting our conservation work with the help
The National Lobster Hatchery has decided to withdraw its planning application to build a new hatchery, hidden within a disused quarry at the mouth of the Camel Estuary. The charity had planned to move production of juvenile lobsters for its stocking and research programmes to a purpose-built facility, with access
Local award winning brewery ‘Padstow Brewing Company’ have shown their support for a very important local ‘claws’ with the launch of ‘Lobster Tale’; a delicious new ‘lobster inspired’ wheat beer with a charitable twist in its tail……! Not only is this mouth-watering new beer the ideal accompaniment to seafood; but
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
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
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