Amble Development Trust

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A community lobster hatchery sustaining fishing heritage and trade




Amble, Northumberland

Grant awarded


Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant Purpose

to set up a lobster hatchery to preserve shellfish stocks and sustain local fishing sector; to educate people about lobster lifecycle and local heritage

Locally rooted

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.