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Lobster hatchery pioneers join forces

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Ocean on Land Technology has announced a new strategic licensing agreement with Northbay Innovations, aimed at enhancing lobster and crustacean hatchery systems worldwide.

A juvenile lobster.
A hatchery-reared juvenile lobster, ready for release in the ocean

© Whitby Lobster Hatchery

This collaboration combines the two companies’ lobster aquaculture technologies – the Aquahive and Cube systems.

The Aquahive system enables hatcheries to improve survival rates of juvenile lobsters in a unit designed for efficient use of space, while the obster cube has helped multiple hatcheries to restock juvenile lobsters into the wild, with a long-term goal of introducing 1 million juveniles annually into UK coastal waters.

Giles Cadman, the entrepreneur behind Ocean on Land Technology, stated in a press release: “We are delighted to be able offer our customers the Aquahive and the Cube, and we look forward to working closely with Richard Land to further innovate restoration of lobster stocks as part of our mission to regenerate coastal ecosystems.”

Kenneth Norton, CEO of Northbay Innovations, highlighted the synergy between the two companies: "Aligning with Ocean on Land Technology enables us to enhance the Cube with the cutting-edge design of the Aquahive. This partnership is essential for advancing our shared goal of sustainable marine life cultivation."

As this new agreement begins, Ocean on Land Technology and Northbay Innovations would like to extend gratitude to Dennis Gowland, the original chief designer of the Aquahive, for his significant contributions and wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.

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