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Lobster Hatchery

By mac
Once the lobsters are a certain size, they are releasing into the Firth of Forth.
This year saw the Hatchery celebrate its 14th year since conception, with over 14,000 juveniles and hundreds of V-Notched females returned to the sea.
V-notching is a great way for fishermen to look after our lobster stocks - If a fisherman finds a 'berried hen' (a female with eggs) he can cut a V shape into the tail and return her to the sea. When another fishermen finds her, he knows she's a breeding female due to this 'V' marking in the tail, and has to return her to the sea.
Colour or Mono?

Tags: North berwick Wildlife and nature Lobster Hatchery

Voters: mrtower, AllistairK, Chinga and 26 more


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Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2022 12:35AM
A great place to visit... LOVE lobster...
Isabel GrinGrin
28 Jun 2022 3:18AM
Color!!

Peter
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
28 Jun 2022 5:53AM
I like both
28 Jun 2022 5:55AM
Yes, I like both as well, Ian.
Mike
karlablo Plus
4 41 22
28 Jun 2022 6:37AM
Strong contrasty colours - the blue-yellow theme is totally declinated... really great!
This image is about colour and its variations within a scheme in real life!
Congratulations and greetings!
saltireblue Plus
12 13.1k 83 Norway
28 Jun 2022 8:13AM
Interesting facts about the lobsters, Ian. The b&w has more impact on the eye, I feel.
franken Plus
19 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2022 8:40AM
Interesting write up and both work for me. Ian.

Ken.
davyskid 5 2 Scotland
28 Jun 2022 9:06AM
Two super images great bit off info Ian. Wink
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Jun 2022 9:35AM
And those that aren't get boiled?🥴. Great shot and of course we have to find better ways is sustainable fishing 😁
28 Jun 2022 3:49PM
What a fabulous project Ian. Itís colour for me.

Karen
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2022 4:39PM
Both work well but perhaps colour wins for me; an excellent report - the same approach happens at Padstow so that the larger ones are caught and sold to France!
Ju
mistere Plus
9 16 6 England
28 Jun 2022 6:23PM
Colour today Ian. Having to re-stock the seas because they've been overfished...?

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