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Protecting, Pioneering, Inspiring

Welcome to The National Lobster Hatchery

The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Padstow, Cornwall, UK. What makes us unique is that our work is specifically related to a commercial species – The European Lobster and in the last few decades we have successfully established ourselves as a centre of expertise on a global scale.

Marine Conservation in Action

Lobster is worth a huge amount in terms of both its economic and social importance. Consequently they are subject to considerable fishing pressure and vulnerable to catastrophic stock collapse. Our pioneering project working alongside the fishing community to proactively support sustainability and conserve stocks has established us as world leaders in our field.

News & Events

BBC Countryfile Comes to Visit

Did you catch us on BBC One this past Sunday with Countryfile? Our very own Head of Production, Ben welcomed BBC presenter Charlotte Smith and the Countryfile team behind the […]

Family Attraction Winners!

Thank you to our amazing visitors who helped crown us best Family Attraction Cornwall in the 2024 Muddy Stiletto awards read more hot of the press! “The National Lobster Hatchery, […]

Hey Babies!

It’s that exciting time of year at the NLH as we reach peak hatching season! From April onwards we start to welcome thousands of tiny lobster babies on a daily […]

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