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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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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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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Thermidor, our long standing resident orange lobster is released back into the ocean

An exceptionally rare orange lobster has been returned to the ocean by Padstow fisherman and hatchery supporter Mr David Evans. The adult hen lobster, whose shell was bright orange (due to a genetically inherited pigmentation), was nicknamed ‘Thermidor’ by staff who thought her colouration looked more like that of a

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Lobster season

It’s slow and steady in the hatchery at the moment.  With the cold winter and to be honest, a cold spring, broodstock has been slow to come in.  The last few years we’ve had such mild winters that the lobster season started as early as February and we were in

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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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