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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

UNDP Spiny Lobster Project

what we learnt… The end of June signified the end of one of our more exotic research projects. This The UNDP-funded project, led by the University of Exeter, focused on […]

A Clawsome Tale

We’re excited to share a fun exclusive interview with Lucie Machin, the brilliant Director of ‘A Clawsome Tale’ – a film showcasing the wonderful world of lobsters and the work […]

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 […]

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