Emily Hodges

Emily works as Head of Fundraising for The National Lobster Hatchery, based in Padstow. Having lived in Cornwall her whole life, Emily has always had a keen interest in Biology and over more recent years developed an interest in Marine Biology. Having initially trained as a Primary School Teacher and then going on to work as a course manager and lecturer in FE prior to working at the Hatchery, she has a passion in engaging and educating all ages.

What is the best thing about working in Marine?

The Marine industry is so vast that you are constantly talking to people that are engaged with it in such varied ways. For example, from visitors that come to the hatchery that want to know where lobsters live, to businesses (not business in singular verb) that want to support sustainable fishing.

Where do you operate in Cornwall?

The National Lobster Hatchery has a visitor centre in Padstow and a satellite hatchery used for research in Newlyn, but we work with fishermen and release our baby lobsters all around the Cornish coast.

What's your advice for young people?

Get your name out there, try to attend as many opportunities as possible and don’t be afraid to ask questions it’s the best way to learn!

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