BBC Radio 4 ‘On Your Farm’ feature

For anyone who wasn’t up and listening in at 6am on Sunday 16th October 2016, here is Radio 4’s latest piece on the work of the lobster hatchery. On Your Farm BBC Presenter, Ruth Sanderson joins a Cornish lobster fisherman as a busy summer season comes to an end. Calum

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How rare are bright blue lobsters? asks the BBC News

Two Canadian fishermen have been celebrating catching bright blue lobsters over the last few days. But how rare are these striking-looking crustaceans, asks Justin Parkinson from BBC News. “The American lobster is usually a sort of greeny-brown, so anything bright blue would look very odd to fishermen there,” says Dr

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Three Men in More Than One Boat

Do you recognise these characters?  We had the pleasure of meeting Dara O’Briain, Griff Rhys Jones and Rory McGrath when they came to film for the Three Men in More Than One Boat series.  Having taken the photos I couldn’t find where I’d saved them anyway but have since found

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Autumn Watch 11th Nov 2011

It was nice to have the Autumn Watch film crew with us last week with presenter Martin Hughes-Games.  We were very lucky to have a berried hen (an egg bearing female lobster) delivered to us the week before, probably the last for the season so we had a beautiful mother

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Lobster Hatchery on FACEBOOK

We decided to join the noughties and sign up for facebook.  So if you’re on Facebook and are interested in keeping up-to-date with our work and our cute little lobsters, then check us out and become a fan.  Tell all your friends, tell everyone.

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11th Dr Who or is it Lobster Dr

Charlie said he was taking a year out to go travelling but he didn’t mention the cyber space galactic travel.

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Wake up to Wogan Lobster Release

We’re not just sad that Terry is retiring but concerned for our baby lobsters that have grown up with his dulcet tones.  In honour of the ‘Wake up to Wogan’ team we decided to adopt 4 lobsters TOGmeister, Splotty, Boggy and Deadly and release them back into the wild.  The

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Herman the Giant new resident lobster

Check out our new resident lobster, Herman.  He weights a massive 5.1kg (11.25lb), not the biggest lobster ever caught in Britain but certainly a monster!  The largest British lobster,according to the British Marine Life Study Society (BMLSS) measured 1.26m from the end of its tail to the tip of its

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The hatchery needs your vote to win a cash donation

This week The National Lobster Hatchery  has been invited to participate in the Charity of the Year Competition on www.optimistworld.com, which if we are successful could bring in a very welcome cash donation. To ensure that we move on into the second round of the competition, please go to the

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LOBSTER LOVE – BBC Wildlife Magazine Feature

                    BBC Wildlife’s Summer 2009 magazine is now on the shelves, and the Lobster Hatchery has a four page spread with some amazing photographs of this majestic creature.  Thomas Peschak and Dan Beecham from Save our Seas Foundation spent a few

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