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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Education Blog – February 2017

Hard at work this month, the team have been focused on developing our education programmes and improving our visitor experience. We have developed a series of education leaflets to give out to the public in our visitor centre. These aim to effectively inform customers about fisheries and marine conservation issues

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Finalist in the ‘Small attraction of the year’ in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016

We are very proud to say we are a FINALIST in the “Small Attraction of The Year” in The Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016. We have been told to expect Bronze, Silver or Gold and we won’t know until the Award ceremony! It’s great to see that the work we are doing to improve

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Hatching News June 2016

Download the latest National Lobster Hatchery Newsletter In this issue; Welcome from General Manager, Dom Boothroyd Buy one, Set one Free is going down a storm Isles of Scilly Tagging Project, a perspective by Dr Charlie Ellis DPS UK, based in Hampshire have designed an Adopt a Lobster releases database

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Visitor Centre closed for 2 weeks

Just to make you aware, we will be closed from 18th January until 29th January 2016 for refurbishment.  Come and see us when we reopen.

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National Lobster Hatchery Withdraws planning application

The National Lobster Hatchery has decided to withdraw its planning application to build a new hatchery, hidden within a disused quarry at the mouth of the Camel Estuary. The charity had planned to move production of juvenile lobsters for its stocking and research programmes to a purpose-built facility, with access

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We would like to put the record straight about the National Lobster Hatchery’s planning application at stepper point.

  There is not going to be a visitor centre at stepper point, this will remain in Padstow.  The Stepper point facility will just be a hatchery for lobster stocking and will consist of a small, single storey 13mx21m building. The hatchery will be in the old quarry, not on

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