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Sponsor a Lobster Release!

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£50 will pay for the costs associated with a release!

Our hatchery reared lobsters are released around the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly at around 3 months old.

Having nurtured them through their most vulnerable stage in their life cycle, our babies are still only 1cm in length when we release them, but they stand a very high chance of survival as they will bury themselves safely in the seabed for the next two years of their life before emerging as young adults who are generally able to fend for themselves!

We use several methods to release them:

1. Shore release: We take them down to the water at low tide for release.

2. Dive release: Local divers personally deliver them to the sea bed.

3. Fishermen release: Trays of juvenile lobsters are placed inside lobster pots/creels and lowered to the seabed. They benefit from the protection of the pot whilst they crawl out of the trays and into the gravel below.

4. Tube release: Again with the help from local fishermen, juvenile lobsters are delivered directly to the seabed using a long pipe.

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