A community lobster hatchery sustaining fishing heritage and trade
Key objectives & Outcomes
to set up a lobster hatchery to preserve shellfish stocks and sustain local fishing sector; to educate people about lobster lifecycle and local heritage
Amble Development Trust started 23 years ago after the mining industry closed. Many local people felt let down by lack of employment opportunities, and came together with a shared vision to regenerate the town.
The lobster hatchery is the latest regeneration project in Amble. It will attract more tourists to the town, which in turn create jobs in hospitality, leisure and fishing sectors and puts Amble on the map.