THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
Buy One, Set One Free is the name of the campaign we support at The National Lobster Hatchery based in Padstow, so every time you buy a lobster at The Oyster Shack we make a donation to the Hatchery.
Why do we do it?
Sustainability is incredibly important to us and The National Lobster Hatchery’s work in conservation, research and education makes them a unique organisation working specifically with a commercial species.
A female lobster can carry in the region of 20,000 eggs under their abdomen, however only one of these is expected to survive in the wild. With skilful and careful application of modern technology they can improve this survival rate by about 1000 times so that’s what the NLH do, they raise and release baby lobsters into the wild.
To date, they have successfully established themselves as a centre of expertise on a global scale.