The National Lobster Hatchery

The National Lobster Hatchery Education Programme

An education programme to increase public awareness. Change public opinion and behaviour by promoting sustainable fishing practices and the work of the National Lobster Hatchery.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1105434)




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


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



This educational project would promote sustainable fisheries issues and how the work of the National Lobster Hatchery (NLH) contributes to the sustainable management of coastal resources. The project will target playgroups, primary and secondary schools, local youth groups and natural history organisations. The project will consist of the NLH hosting workshops and field trips as well as an outreach project. A mobile display unit will need to be designed and constructed for the outreach programme, which will incorporate living organisms and be the focal point of this part of the project. It is proposed that out of the 270 primary and secondary schools in Cornwall, we aim to visit 25 which are local to the Padstow area and contact the County’s schools to promote our cause and raise interest levels. This will hopefully attract a lot more classes to the NLH which will enrich the education of young people throughout Cornwall as well as promoting the NLH as an education centre for living resource management. The project is designed to increase awareness of the marine environment, specifically the sustainable use and management of coastal fisheries. The project will utilise novel and innovative methods to deliver our messages and will provide support to our main charitable aim which is marine conservation. This support will be in the form of increasing local awareness of the importance of our work, improving our public relations and prompting the use of our existing educational facilities. The funding required is £9,800 per year.