Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery

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Visiting the Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery


Also located in North Berwick Harbour is The Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery.

This project aims to enhance depleting lobster stocks by rearing eggs of caught ‘berried’ females into larval and then juvenile lobsters to be put back into the Forth, as well as releasing publicly sponsored V notched mature female lobsters.

You can visit and see lobsters being reared through their most vulnerable stages of development, away from their natural predators, in specially-designed larval tubs and aquahives. 

Between Easter and September, schools can add on a visit from the Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery with a chance to view live adult and juvenile lobsters, and learn about their life cycle. These workshops are linked with the Curriculum for Excellence.  

It costs an extra 50p per child for classes up to 20, and £15 for a class of more than 20 children.

To arrange this workshop, please get in touch.


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