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Juvenile Lobster

Juvenile Lobster

Rob Wing & Hatchery Directors

Rob Wing & Hatchery Directors

Lobster Larvae

Lobster Larvae

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Order lobsters online and we will donate 50p to support lobster conservation for each lobster sold. If you like your lobster super fresh then we can deliver them live, or if your not to keen about boiling them yourself we are happy to cook them for you.

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How do we help to conserve our lobster stocks in Cornwall?

As a sponsor of the National Lobster Hatchery we will donate 50p for every lobster bought online, helping them to conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve the coastal marine bio-diversity of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

 

Local fishermen and shellfish wholesalers donate egg-carrying female lobsters to the hatchery, after the eggs hatch the lobster larvae are reared under artificial conditions until they metamorphose to juvenile lobsters, at which point they are further grown until they are released with the assistance of local fishermen and divers to suitable habitats.


Around one in ten thousand lobster larvae are likely to survive to become juvenile lobsters in the wild, under hatchery conditions these survival rates are dramatically improved enabling young lobsters to be given a head-start protected from predators and starvation.


What is the National Lobster Hatchery?


The National Lobster Hatchery can be found on the docks of the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Padstow. Their aim is to help maintain a healthy lobster population in Cornwall through conservation, education and research.

  

Thanks to sensible fishing practices and the good work of the National Lobster Hatchery, lobsters are on the increase here in Cornwall. They live very comfortably in rocks off both the south and north coast of Cornwall and being very lazy creatures they don't tend to migrate much - which is why the stock enhancement programme run by the hatchery works so well.


Where to buy fresh lobster from a sustainable source?

Identifying lobsters that are from a sustainable source can be easier than you thought. We are able to trace our lobster and seafood back to the name of the fishing boat, the skippers name as well and where he has been fishing. Learn more.....


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