Hatching News May 2017

Photo credit Johnny Fenn In this issue of the hatchery newsletter: • At Sea with Finisterre • A tribute to Ian Kennaway • Secrets of the Sea 5. The state of lobster stocks and management • Visitor Centre Developments • Lobster Visitor • Lobsters to Life Project • Education Diary

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Coastal Foraging & Lobster Release at Trevone Beach

The National Lobster Hatchery, a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Cornwall, were delighted to join forces with Wild Thymes to run a coastal foraging workshop combined with a lobster release at Trevone on Saturday. A group of 30 participants gathered on the beach, each adopting and naming

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Education Blog – April 2017

It feels like spring has finally sprung in North Cornwall, as April has blessed us with several days of gorgeous blue skies and sunshine. As the weather improves, our lobster larvae production begins to increase as lobster eggs develop faster in warmer conditions. The calmer weather also means our fishermen

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Education Blog December 2016

The Lobster Hatchery team are gearing up for Christmas with full tinsel-tastic enthusiasm! Production in the hatchery slows down at this time of year due to cooler water temperatures slowing the development of lobster’s eggs in the wild. This results in fewer berried hens (females carrying eggs) being brought in

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Education Blog November 2016

It has been a spectacularly warm and sunny autumn so far in Padstow, and team lobster have been enjoying the view of the golden banks of the camel from our windows while welcoming groups for educational visits. We welcomed a lovely group of year 4 students from Constantine Primary School,

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Education Blog October 2016

Despite fewer people visiting Padstow at this time of year there is no slowing down for the education programme at Team Lobster! We have recently hosted University groups at the hatchery, visited school classes, and taken part in a big event. The team took our lobster lessons into school for

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Education Blog September 2016

As the summer winds down, the outreach team at the Hatchery are enjoying attending the last few events of the season, while hosting the new cohort of university groups for educational visits to the facility. Now in its ninth year, the Clovelly Crab and Lobster Feast celebrates local seafood, and

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Education Blog August 2016

The scorching summer days of August are a great time for events in Cornwall, and this year ‘team lobster’ are delighted to be made the beneficiary of the first ever Padstow Seafood and Beer festival! The sun shone and the drinks flowed as over 800 people flocked to Prideaux Place

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Education Blog July 2016

Summer is well and truly here at the lobster hatchery, and the education team have been busy in the run up to the school holidays! During visits to schools in the Lizard area, our topics of sustainable fishing, fish identification and classification, and lobster lifecycles proved consistently popular and received

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Education Blog June 2016

It has been a busy month for team lobster, as we’ve had a great kick start for our summer educational events programme! We spent an excellent day on the beach as part of Polzeath Marine Discovery Day, celebrating all things marine. We were joined by a host of other conservation

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