Marine-i helps The National Lobster Hatchery strengthen its pioneering Research team

The Marine-i programme has helped two talented University of Exeter science graduates to achieve their dream of working on a globally important research project for The National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow. This unique marine conservation charity works to improve the sustainability of the European Lobster, a valuable commercial species which

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Padstow’s pioneering National Lobster Hatchery scoops national aquaculture award

The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH) has been crowned the winner of the Stewardship & Sustainability Award at the inaugural 2018 Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards. Aquaculture involves the cultivating of fish, crustaceans or molluscs under controlled conditions. The 2018 Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards celebrated the achievements of a sector that is

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Padstow’s pioneering National Lobster Hatchery nominated for three aquaculture awards

Innovative conservation, research and education charity, the National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), based in Padstow, has reached the shortlist in three categories of the 2018 Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards. Aquaculture involves the cultivating of fish, crustaceans or molluscs under controlled conditions. The inaugural 2018 Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards celebrate the achievements

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National Lobster Hatchery research project earns recognition through the Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Pioneering conservation, research and education charity, The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), based in Padstow, has won the Cornwall Sustainability Award for Best Contribution Towards Creating a Sustainable Food Economy from Nature to Plate for its innovative research project, Lobster Grower 2. The NLH operates a stock enhancement programme that encourages

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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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At sea with Finisterre

We were delighted to be approached by the well known clothing brand Finisterre who wanted to come and photograph our staff in the hatchery and at sea to launch a new clothing range.  Follow the link to read the article about their day at sea with us and to check out some

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Publication on Sea based container culture (SBCC) hydrodynamic design assessment for European lobsters (Homarus gammarus)

We are pleased to announce a new publication for September 2016 in Aquaculture Engineering on ‘Sea based container culture (SBCC) hydrodynamic design assessment for European lobsters (Homarus gammarus)’. If you look carefully you should be able to spot the juvenile lobster tucked into the corner. Follow the link above to

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Did you miss our baby lobsters on Countryfile Summer Diaries on 4 Aug 2016?

You can still catch the footage, follow the link below to BBC i-player.  Dominic Boothroyd, General Manager and Dr Carly Daniels, Principal Investigator did us proud. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07n2jsb/countryfile-summer-diaries-4-conservation Lobster Grower 2 has its own dedicated website, for further details check out the website. The Lobster Grower Project is funded by         Fishmongers

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Kick off meeting for Lobster Grower 2

Yesterday was the wrap up meeting for Lobster Grower 1, today the kick off meeting for Lobster Grower 2, an exciting 3 year project with consortium partners led by the National Lobster Hatchery. Partners include the University of Exeter, Westcountry Mussels of Fowey, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)

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