Place Category: Environment
Our aim is to help maintain a healthy lobster population in Cornwall, promoting sustainable fisheries & aquaculture through conservation, education and research.
To halt the decline in the lobster population around the Cornish coast, we:
(a) to establish a lobster hatchery to produce juvenile lobsters.
(b) to release juvenile lobsters into lobster fishing grounds, predominantly, but not exclusively around Cornwall.
(c) to commission, carry out and take part in present and future marine ecology and conservation projects at the hatchery
(d) to carry out research projects which support the Company’s Objects including research into life cycle and ecological needs of lobsters in the wild and research to improve methods of keeping, breeding and rearing lobsters in captivity.
(e) to support the local economy by increasing the viability of the lobster fishing industry.
(f) to promote the education of the public in marine ecology and conservation.
(g) to provide educational facilities and educational opportunities for schools and other groups.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_National-Lobster-Hatchery.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
1) Providing employment opportunities
During the 2014/15 financial year the NLH increased its team to 12 full time employees, investing £232,304 in staffing.
2) Measures of activities
The NLH released over 54,000 juvenile lobsters, attracted over 44,000 visitors, published 6 papers and presented its research through a range of forums both nationally and internationally.
3) Improving long term sustainability of lobster fishery
As a result of the NLH's work the UK's lobster fishery will be able to benefit from improved long term sustainability.