The Hatchery rears juvenile lobsters from eggs collected daily from local female lobster stock, known as “berried hens”. These eggs will then be reared and nurtured through larval stages into juveniles within the hatchery, later released back to the sea when they have passed the most vulnerable stage of their development, at around three months.
We rely on the enthusiasm and support of our many volunteers, of all ages and abilities, who help the hatchery with daily duties, photography, art projects, transporting lobsters and helping out with educational visits. Our volunteers have become part of our hatchery “family” and it can be a very sociable experience.
If you would like to get involved and are able to volunteer some time and expertise to help with tasks such as manning the hatchery, talking to the public, organising events or fundraising for this charity we would love to hear from you.
In 2015 we worked with The Saltire Awards as young volunteers spent some time during the summer achieving their young person volunteering Saltire Challenge and Saltire Approach awards. If you are aged between 12 and 25 and want to earn young scot points and get some volunteer experience for your CV then contact us or the Saltire Awards for more information.
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