Lobster Grower 2

Equipment Type: Laboratory

Lobster Grower 2, funded by InnovateUK and BBSRC, is Europe’s largest lobster research project (~£3 million) and follows on from the successful ‘Lobster Grower’ project. Led by the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow, this collaborative project is establishing the world’s first pilot-scale on-growing site for clawed lobster using a low carbon sea based container culture approach, which requires no feed input.

The consortium will investigate and assess the economic, technical, environmental and welfare issues associated with lobster mariculture. The University of Exeter is responsible for the development of novel anchoring systems for the containers and the characterisation of waves, currents and turbulence at the site through a combined monitoring and modelling approach.

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