Shellfish Hatcheries are used for fisheries enhancement to ensure there are always plenty more fish in the sea.
Todd Fish Tech founders Dr Keith and Errin Todd have developed really innovative lobster hatchery technology which is energy efficient and ensures environmentally fit lobster juveniles.
Lobster juveniles are reared in controlled conditions in a recirculation system on land to increase the survival rates at this stage. The juveniles are released once they get past the vulnerable stage and a return to the fishery of 11% has been proven when lobsters reach the minimum landing size in 5 – 7 years.
Todd Fish Tech have developed lobster hatchery technology which can produce environmentally fit juveniles. Our technology includes larval kreisels, juvenile systems, broodstock tanks, filtration and live food production. Our systems are cost-effective and have minimum operating costs.
We are also researching and developing multi-species technology including crawfish, langoustine and crab hatcheries.
In 2015 we were delighted to have designed, manufactured and commissioned the Seascope Lobster Hatchery and visitor centre in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland. We supplied Lobster hatchery equipment including tanks and kreisels to Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport, Cumbria. We also commissioned our first pilot scale hatchery using our new designs for D R Collin shellfish merchants in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders – a company dedicated to the sustainability of their local fishery.
In 2016 we continued our work in-house to further develop hatchery Fish Tech. We built and continue to operate a lobster hatchery offering our lobster tank customers the chance to rear some of their own stock for release. One of our customers based in Tarbert, Argyll provided the broodstock females. His one tonne lobster, langoustine and scallop holding system is still working well 15 years after we installed it!
Our in-house spiny lobster Palinurus elephas hatchery had the best year yet with Dr Keith Todd making great progress.
In 2017 we have been awarded the contract to make a lobster hatchery for Amble Development Trust in Northumberland. We can’t wait and will have more news and pictures soon.
A sustainable fishery needs to sow before it reaps. It is socially and environmentally responsible to give something back. Our vision is to create a network of multi-species hatcheries around the UK coastline.
Do you want to be part of the revolution?
If you are hooked call Errin or Keith now on 01383 820685 / 829800.