Harbour Holidays

Proud Sponsors of National Lobster Hatchery for 10 Years

National Lobster Hatchery

Harbour Holidays is proud to celebrate 10 years of support for the National Lobster Hatchery.

As a key sponsor, Harbour Holidays supports the work of the charity that helps to ensure healthy stocks of lobster for future generations.

The Padstow-based organisation is a marine conservation, research and education charity that focuses its efforts on the European lobster.

The charity exists primarily to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve the coastal marine bio-diversity and fishing heritage of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Lobster at the National Lobster Hatchery

Photos coutesy of the National Lobster Hatchery

Using pioneering techniques to improve the survival rate of hatching lobsters, the charity has helped to rear tens of thousands of baby lobsters and release them into the sea.

Since its inception in 2000, The National Lobster Hatchery has established itself as a centre for excellence in lobster science, has published numerous papers and presented its work on the world stage.

The hatchery is also an important tourist attraction for the town, which welcomes over 46,000 visitors through its public education centre each year. The visitor centre provides a wealth of information about these amazing creatures, the hatchery and the importance of a sustainable fishery.

Lobster hatchery visitors

Nicky Stanley from Harbour Holidays says, “As a Padstow business we see first-hand the importance of the local fishing industry as a supplier to local shops and restaurants. Many of our holiday guests come here for quality food and lobster is often an important part of this fine-dining experience.

“But we also support the National Lobster Hatchery’s vital conservation message and the importance of helping vulnerable species thrive in our seas.

“We’re proud of our connection with the charity and look forward to many more years of collaboration to help with their important ecological work.”

Lobster hatchery visitor centre

Why not check out the work of the National Lobster Hatchery when you visit Padstow? The visitor centre is an award-winning tourist attraction where you can learn more about the charity’s work and see baby lobsters in their tanks. See their website for details. https://www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk/visitor-centre/

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