National Lobster Hatchery’s Buy One, Set One Free campaign generates vital funds for lobster conservation from Brighton to Brittany

The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH) in Padstow is well known in the UK for its quirky marketing initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of lobster conservation but its Buy One, Set One Free fundraising campaign has become so successful that it is now attracting attention in Europe. From Bigbury

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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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Half-term fishy fun: Your chance to name a colossal crustacean at Padstow’s award-winning, all-weather attraction, the National Lobster Hatchery

Pioneering conservation, research and education charity, The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), based in Padstow, has welcomed a captivating creature from the deep – a colossal crustacean – to its Visitor Centre for tourists and local residents to meet and marvel at during next week’s half-term. Caught by local fisherman, John

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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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Education Blog – January 2017

During the winter months the cool sea water temperatures usually mean that we have fewer berried hens (lady lobsters holding a clutch of eggs beneath their tails) being bought in to us by local fishermen. This year however numbers are up on the average, with a consequently bumper clutch of

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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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