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04.09.12

Lobster Hatchery receives conservation grant

New marine conservation charity Sea-Changers has allocated its first small grant to the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow, Cornwall.

The donation of £500 will be formally handed over when Sea-Changers visits the Hatchery on 13 September, 2012. The money will go towards feed for the baby lobsters the Hatchery nurtures for release into the wild.

Sea-Changers’ founders Helen Webb and Rachel Lopata along with patron Maya Plass will then take to the water to release a batch of baby lobsters.

Heather Barker, chair of Sea-Changers, said: “The work of The National Lobster Hatchery is exactly the kind of community-based UK marine conservation project that Sea-Changers has been set up to fund.

“They work closely with local fishermen to create a sustainable solution to preserve the lobster population in Cornwall in a way that works for everyone. We are delighted to provide our first grant to such a worthwhile project.”

For more information about the National Lobster Hatchery, visit www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk

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