The National Lobster Hatchery

Expanding the NLH’s Lobster Release Capacity

Expanding the capacity of the hatchery so we can release more lobsters into the sea each year, increasing the impact of the charity's marine conservation work. Ultimately this will help make the fishery more sustainable and safeguard the future of our fishing heritage and fragile coastal communities

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1105434)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£2,820

Donations

43

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

  • With the support of forward-thinking individuals who understand the importance of our work we can help overcome the challenges facing our fisheries.

    — Mr Bryan Coode

  • With the support of forward-thinking individuals who understand the importance of our work we can help overcome the challenges facing our fisheries.

    — Mr Bryan Coode

Situation

More then 75% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully exploited, over exploited, depleted or recovering and there has never been as much pressure on the world’s fish stocks. Significant habitat damage has occurred in many areas and it’s clear we desperately need new approaches to managing our living marine resources The European lobster is worth a huge amount socially and economically but their high value means they are vulnerable to stock collapse as already occurred in 1960's Scandinavia.

Solution

The NLH needs to install a new ‘Aquahive’ system (a cleverly designed ‘lobster stacking’ container) which will increase the hatchery’s capacity by 100% to hold an additional 42,000 juvenile lobsters at any one time. This project will enable us to expand the capacity of the hatchery and release more lobsters into the sea each year, increasing the impact of the charity's marine conservation work and ultimately helping to make the lobster fishery more sustainable.