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Thursday, 5 October 2017

NLH - Releasing juveniles at Marazion in Mounts Bay, Cornwall.



Back at the Newlyn hatchery Chris explains some of the intricacies of raising juvenile lobsters...



and the process of removing eggs from a 'buired' female lobster who carries the eggs under her tail...



the juveniles are released having developed to such an extent that they are able to fend for themselves - though it's a cruel world out there and a huge number don't survive of course..



but the odds are significantly increased for lessening mortality rates through the NLH (National Lobster Hatchery) programme which has seen the number of lobsters increase significantly in the Bristol Channel.