Project Details

Lobster lineage

The National Lobster Hatchery is using genetic markers to develop new identification methods for the crustacean.
The Cornish charity’s endeavours will help develop best practice for lobster ‘rear-and-release’ programmes, plus bring benefits for the wider wild fisheries, hatcheries and aquaculture industries.
The rapid rise in global demand for seafood has generated opportunities for the lobster sector but, as in other areas, provenance and traceability are key.
The work could yield a quick and simple test enabling an animal’s species, region of origin and even parentage to be identified – bringing commercial and marine conservation benefits.To find out more please email Alex Huke at a.r.huke@exeter.ac.uk or call us on 01326 255844.