The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Padstow, Cornwall, UK.
What makes them unique is that their work is specifically related to a commercial species - the European Lobster - and in the last few years they have successfully established themselves as a centre of expertise on a global scale.
What does the National Lobster Hatchery do?
The National Lobster Hatchery is a pioneering marine conservation, research and education charity whose primary aim is to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve coastal marine biodiversity. In doing so the hatchery will be safeguarding the livelihoods of small coastal communities and preserve our rich coastal heritage.
Guest speaker Cat Wilding will be speaking about the conservation and educational side of the facility and what they face and achieve within their research team.
As this is a charity talk, the Marine Science Society will be taking the opportunity to help support the work of the National Lobster Hatchery by accepting donations to the charity at this open public event.