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Maritime Museum Talk...

12 November 2009

...examines the future of the National Lobster Hatchery

On Thursday 12 November Dominic Boothroyd, from the National Lobster Hatchery (NLH), will be giving an engaging talk at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall about the future of the NLH.

The talk, which is part of the Open Access Lectures in association with Falmouth Marine School, will put the efforts of this Cornish based charity into a global context and examine the requirements for this kind of work on a local basis. The talk will also focus on why the work of the NLH is required, the key problems such organisations face and the charity's plans for the future.

Dominic Boothroyd, General Manager of the National Lobster Hatchery says: "The work of the NLH really highlights the sustainability issues faced by fisheries on a global basis, as well as providing long term support for our small coastal fisheries and the communities that depend upon them. We have a long way to go still, both in terms of the technical and the economic developments that we need to undertake, but at the same time we have already made some significant leaps forward."

This fascinating talk takes place at the Maritime Museum on Thursday 12 November at 2pm and is part of a series of talks and Q&A sessions by leading experts, addressing the latest, most topical developments in a range of specialist marine subjects. The talks are supported by South West Water.

The lectures are open to students and anyone keen to learn more about these important subjects. Admission is free to Museum ticket holders but spaces are limited so booking in advance is advised. To book your place please call 01326 214546.