We are also researching and developing multi-species technology including crawfish, langoustine and crab hatcheries.
We were delighted to have designed, manufactured and commissioned several lobster hatcheries throughout the UK.
Most recently we have supplied the systems for the new lobster hatchery in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, for Wells Harbour Commissioners.
We are most proud of our work at the lobster hatchery for Amble Development Trust at the Seafood Centre in Northumberland. This is a really great business model for hatcheries providing jobs for locals and semi-retired fishermen and space for local businesses alongside the hatchery visitor centre as well as a fishmonger stocked with locally caught fish and shellfish. It’s well worth a visit if you are in the area.
We designed, manufactured and installed the Seascope Lobster Hatchery and visitor centre in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.
We completed a refit of the hatchery equipment for the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, Cornwall in 2005.
We supplied Lobster hatchery equipment including tanks and kreisels to Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport, Cumbria.
Our Research and Development Director, marine biologist Dr Keith Todd, has also authored several papers and feasibility studies on lobster hatcheries including work for Scarborough Borough Council, Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery and Marine Scotland.
We continue 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 crab holding system is still working well 22 years after we installed it!
Our in-house spiny lobster Palinurus elephas hatchery is making progress and is our Research & Development Director, Dr Keith Todd’s pet project.
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.