Tag Archives: Cornwall

Promising results from UK lobster hatchery

Set up primarily to support the local lobster-fishing industry, the National Lobster Hatchery (NLH)  concentrates on hatching eggs from gravid females caught by local fishermen, keeping them within the safety of the hatchery during their vulnerable larval phase, before releasing them – as comparatively robust juveniles – back into the seas around Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. However, the researchers have since been experimenting with on-growing these juveniles for longer – and to larger sizes – in a number of different sea-based systems. They hope that this ecological conditioning will not only help to improve the survival of those lobsters that they release back into the wild,,,,  click here to read the story 08:05

Newlyn Fish Festival 2017 was the plaice to be in Cornwall today

Glorious sunshine shone down this Bank Holiday Monday as Newlyn Fish Festival capped off an eventful and memorable weekend in west Cornwall in style. The adored family event – which celebrates the sea, seafood and fishing while raising vital funds for the Fisherman’s Mission – returned for the 28th time and it will surely go down as one of the best in recent times. “It’s been a very enjoyable day”, said co-organiser Laurence Hartwell. “The weather has been beautiful and we’ve seen a great turn-out. A variety of things have been going on all across the harbour and it’s been great to see so many people enjoying themselves.” Demonstrations, taken by some of Cornwall’s best talents, were thoroughly enjoyed throughout the day.,, The annual Trawler Parade made for a spectacle once again as they sped out of the gaps. click here for photo’s read the story 17:52

Falmouth Lifeboat celebrates its 150th anniversary

Falmouth’s first lifeboat arrived 150 years ago and since then the town’s volunteer crews have been on more than 2,500 shouts saving 440 lives. This year Falmouth Lifeboat station celebrates its 150th anniversary with a whole host of events which look back at its history as well as looking at its future with a new fundraising appeal. To mark the occasion Simon Culliford, deputy lifeboat press officer, and David Barnicoat, master mariner, former lifeboat volunteer and retired pilot, have written a book about the lifeboat’s history, which has been used to put this article together. The book celebrates the people and the lifeboats that are part of the history of Falmouth Lifeboat Station. Falmouth is now one of 14 stations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and has an inshore and all weather lifeboat – which can operate up to 100 miles out to sea. click here to read the story. Good story, great images! Happy Birthday!13:00

Ben, 16, makes waves in the fishing industry as he launches own business

11495854While most 16 year-olds are hunched over their phones or fretting about homework, Ben Lowe is out on the open sea pondering the expansion of thebusiness empire he founded when he was a schoolboy. The entrepreneurial teenager is making a splash with his one-man fishing business which sees him supply fresh lobster, crab and line caught fish to restaurants and wholesalers across Cornwall. Read the article here 12:55