“over 75% of the world’s major fisheries are either: fully exploited, over-exploited, depleted or recovering.”
If your struggling for a gift, how about adopting a lobster for someone? More and more of us are becoming aware of our need to consider our oceans and sea-life, with the ever mounting piles of plastic, discarded litter and over-fishing our marine life to near extinction, many people and companies are beginning to realise something needs to be done. The national lobster hatchery has created a quirky idea for a gift, allowing you to adopt a baby lobster, you can name it, track it’s growth and watch it’s release into the wild.
The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity based in Cornwall, UK. Due to lobsters high worth (they are they most valuable fish in the Uk) they are subject to considerable fishing pressure and are vulnerable to a collapse. Fisheries from all over the world are being over explored with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations stating that “over 75% of the world’s major fisheries are either: fully exploited, over-exploited, depleted or recovering.”
By sponsoring a lobsters growth and release into the wild we can do our bit to help keep the lobster population in balance and contribute to marine-life eco sustainability.
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Where your sponsorship money goes?
Taken from the national lobster hatchery site :
“Your donation will pay towards the costs of raising and releasing a baby lobster from egg (they come in on the underside of a wild female lobster and live in our maternity ward until they hatch naturally), until they are released back into the wild from 3 months old. There are many costs associated with the cost of a single lobster, from staff, equipment and feed costs, to electricity and water to power the complex filtration systems, pumps and holding tanks, to the ongoing research that is vital in improving hatchery technological and husbandry techniques.