Lady Mary Holborow visit to The National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, Cornwall

PUBLISHED: 16:31 21 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:02 20 February 2013

On Friday 25th March, Padstow's National Lobster Hatchery will visited by Lady Mary Holborow, the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.

On Friday 25th March, Padstows National Lobster Hatchery will visited by Lady Mary Holborow, the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. Lady Mary, who was appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 2010 birthday honours, will meet members of the board of trustees, staff and volunteers at the centre.

The Lord Lieutenant will hear about recent developments at the centre both behind the scenes and front of house as well as hear what research projects the team will be undertaking this summer.

The Lord Lieutenant has not visited that hatchery since she accompanied Prince Charles on his visit to the charity several years ago. During those years much has changed: The hatchery is now acting as an important centre focusing on research into the European lobster and has hosted many, many projects. The centre has also significantly increased its capacity to rear and release juvenile lobsters and is now releasing many thousand juveniles into our coastal waters each year. The centre has also become a very important centre for public education welcoming over 40,000 visitors through its doors each year.

Dominic Boothroyd General Manager of the charity said It is a great honour to have Lady Mary visiting the centre and perfect timing really for her to see all the developments that have taken place over the winter months. We are really looking forward to the upcoming season and cant wait to see our recent developments in action.

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