Education and Research
As the Lobster Hatchery continues each year we are working more towards building on our educational remit of promoting sustainability and responsible fishing within our waters. We are also working towards undertaking research to gain an insight into lobsters, as little is really known about these wonderful creatures.
We enjoy partnerships with other charities, teaming up with Scottish Natural Heritage and The Scottish Seabird Centre on events for young visitors and families at the Hatchery, at The Scottish Seabird Centre and on the Isle of May. In winter 2016 we displayed our winter exhibition, “Tomorrows’ Lobsters” at the Scottish Seabird Centre.
As well as collaborating with local schools we have taken student placements from Germany, France and Spain as well as locally and within Scotland. Our students have helped with daily duties, dealing with the public as well as producing talks, research and artwork. We have worked with Manchester University providing DNA samples to help a student complete his Phd and worked with Marine Biology students from University of Cumbria to determine food ratios for best survival and procured live food.
We welcome interest from schools, colleges and Universities. If there is a project you would like to collaborate on, be it to do with lobsters, aquaculture, community engagement or just think it would be an interesting project, please contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.