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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

Christmas Markets

25th November & 3rd December

With the festive season approaching, not only can you get in the spirit at our visitor centre in Padstow, but come and say hi to us at some Christmas markets we are going to be part of!

Christmas Crafts

24th November – 31st December

Christmas Crafts at The National Lobster Hatchery!
On set weekends throughout November and December, come and get involved in festive craft activities at our visitor centre, and lots Christmassy fun!

International Lobsters

Dr Carly Daniels put The National Lobster hatchery on the international lobster stage at the recent International Conference and Workshop on Lobster (and Crab) Biology and management, from 22nd – 27th October 2023.

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