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 and in 2015 we teamed up with Scottish Natural Heritage and The Seabird Centre on events for young visitors and families both at the Hatchery and on the Isle of May.
As well as collaborating with local schools we have taken student placements from Germany 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 in 2016 will be embarking on some more research programmes with Scottish Universities, culturing live food and filming lobsters in their natural habitat with an aquaculture student with us on placement.
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 email@example.com or message us on Facebook.