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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.

Winter Pass

This winter we are excited to announce the introduction of our very first Winter Pass – giving families of 4, unlimited access to our visitor centre from November the end of February 2024. 

How big does a lobster grow?

A question that we regularly get asked by our visitors, and although there is no simple answer, we hope to offer an insight into lobsters and their growth below.

Kate Strong: Climate Cycle

Climate Cycle: 3,000 miles, 3 months, 3 projects, 1 bamboo bike.

Kate Strong is an ex-engineer, world record holder, triathlete, and overall wonderful human being who we had the pleasure of welcoming to our visitor centre in Padstow.

Best things to do on a day trip to Padstow

Have you seen the picture-perfect harbour town of Padstow on TV? Always wanted to visit but not sure how to make the most of this Cornish hot spot with your family? The National Lobster Hatchery are here to help having called the town home since 2000.

Welcome Emily

As a charity, fundraising is an imperative part in running The NLH and so we were on the hunt for our Head of Fundraising to join our crew. Molly sat down to interview her, and so we are really excited to introduce to you, Emily Hodges who has taken on this role.

Farewell EuroSwac

You have probably seen us posting and sharing about EuroSWAC, so we wanted to share with you how we are drawing the project to a close.

Kurt Jackson: ‘The Sea. The Camel. The Fish’.

Art allows us to see not only a creative version of something we know, but how it is viewed in somebody else’s eyes. Kurt Jackson’s collection, ‘The Sea. The Camel. The Fish’, depicts Cornwall in all of its glory, with his own spin on our beloved county.

BBC with Simon Reeve

Did you catch us on BBC Two with Simon Reeve? Our very own Head of Production Research and Development Dr Carly Daniels invited Simon Reeve to our Hatchery to talk all things lobster!

January Closure!

As we welcome in 2023, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has followed, visited, donated, and supported us in 2022. Everyone at The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH) including our lobsters are extremely grateful that we can continue the amazing work that is carried out by the team .

Our Lobsters are Famous

One cold and wet Monday morning in Padstow, we teamed up with Padstow Sealife Safari for a boat release of our latest juveniles out at sea. We packed up all our technical gear and headed out to sea, to release some lobsters and hopefully see some wildlife.

Sustainable Cornish Gifts

This Christmas time we want to share some inspiration for conscious buying this season. Read on for just some of our ideas that are sustainable and local, gifting that is not only a big hit with family but also great for the environment and small local businesses…