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Giles Cadman funds Whitby Lobster Hatchery. Giles Cadman, ecopreneur and a successful investor and operator of restorative aquaculture businesses is proud to provide funding for a new lobster hatchery opening in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

The team at Whitby Lobster Hatchery first connected with Giles through one of his businesses, Ocean On Land Technology, a manufacturer of bespoke hatchery systems that specialise in lobsters. Their vision was to create a new hatchery to support the restocking of European clawed lobster in what was once a thriving lobster fishery, a goal that has been significantly impacted by the destruction of their natural environment.

On hearing that their project could not move forward without fisheries funding, Giles decided to step in to help the project move forward.

“As a fisherman, ecopreneur, and a passionate supporter of restorative aquaculture, I felt it was only right that I put my money where my mouth is and help Joe and the team at Whitby to get their first hatchery project off the ground.”

What followed was an agreement to support Whitby over a period of 5 years, through funding the hatchery, providing technical consultation to the Whitby team, and providing thousands of juvenile lobsters to accelerate their restocking programme.

Joe Redfern of The Whitby Lobster Hatchery commented:

“We are extremely grateful for the support and assistance received from Giles. While we have full belief in our project and its long-term success and impact, without the assistance we received from Giles we would have seriously struggled to get to the stage we are at today. Opening our lobster hatchery in Whitby Fish Market will have wide reaching positive impact for our coastline and fishery, boosting the sustainability and ensuring the marine environment is protected for future generations.”

Giles continued:

“By supporting this project, we hope to ensure that Whitby lobsters are abundant for generations to come and show that by working together to help move projects like this forward, we can help rebuild thriving fisheries and communities.”

Whitby Lobster Hatchery will open its doors to the public for the first time this Thursday (27th October 2022). Guests will have the opportunity to meet the hatchery team, tour the facility and meet other supporters. To mark this milestone there will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by food and refreshments.

Opening Event Details: Thursday 27th October 2022, 3.00-7.00pm at Whitby Lobster Hatchery, Pier Road, Whitby Fish Market, Whitby, YO21 3PU