Baby lobsters galore and record releases

  Another 10,000 larvae hatched last night. We have released 7,400 juvenile lobsters to date. We’re releasing another 1,500 tomorrow and 3,000 next week at the Isles of Scilly! How good is that! These baby lobsters were born last night (photo on left), I asked them to stop moving for

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Customer Feedback

I’ve just emptied the customer feedback box and thought I would share some of the lovely comments people have made.  I can honestly say there was only one negative feedback form in a pile of 40 and it sounds like he came in when we were renovating a couple of

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Container Culture Research Project underway

Emily Miles, from the University of Exeter, has started preparations for her Masters Project looking at container culture for juvenile lobsters. This involves growing the lobsters from stage IV onwards in submerged containers in the sea as opposed to in the hatchery. Once in the water, they will be self-sufficient feeding

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THE BIG SWIM CORNWALL 7th AUGUST 2011

Registration is open for this lovely event, if you fancy the challenge of a one mile wild swim from Port Gaverne to Port Isaac.  Make a day of it, there’ll be plenty of entertainment, live music, food to sample and pubs at hand following the swim. The official website is

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Latest research on shelter preference in juvenile lobsters

Alex Ferguson from University of Exeter, from the Conservation and Bio-diversity Masters Degree and Dan Brewer, from Cornwall College, from the Marine Aquaculture Foundation Degree are embarking on a joint project to look at shelter preference in juvenile lobsters.  Trials are underway and the baby lobsters are settling into their

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Bivalve Purification Operations Seafish/REHIS approved course

For all bivalve purification and dispatch centres in the UK • Designed to meet the needs of the live bivalve mollusc sector • An essential step towards producing Safer Seafood • An excellent course for both new starters and experienced staff and managers • Delivered by approved and experienced trainers

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Launch of IFCA, Cornwall’s Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

Cornwall IFCA is responsible for marine fisheries and environmental management in our inshore waters and estuaries. It was established on 1 April 2011 as a result of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The Authority has taken over the duties, responsibilities and assets of Cornwall Sea Fisheries Committee, together

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Testing the new National Lobster Hatchery ad…

Thought we should do a little dry run with the new ad for the National Lobster Hatchery…

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Wild Swim from Port Gaverne to Port Isaac

Put the date in your diary and plan your holiday to Cornwall for that week.  This years wild swim from Port Gaverne to Port Isaac will be held on 7th August 2011, raising money for the National Lobster Hatchery. The event started last year and was such a success, organisers

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The new broodtank arrives

We had thought about the dimensions and whether we could fit it through the door, honestly!!  But to be fair it would have been difficult to get round corners, so our lovely kindly neighbours agreed to crane it into the back door, at low tide from the slipway. The white

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