A seafood emporium in Harrogate has pledged to a national campaign that will see a baby lobster return to open waters for every lobster they sell.

In this summer of seafood, where mouth-watering English lobsters are top of everyone’s menu, Ramus Seafoods is ensuring that the sustainability of this succulent shellfish is never in doubt.

For every lobster sold in the UK this summer via the ‘Buy one, set one free’ campaign, the National Lobster Hatchery will be raising and releasing baby lobsters back into English coastal waters.

Jonathan Batchelor, MD of Ramus, siad: “The buy one, set one free campaign allows us to engage with our customers and show that we are doing all we can to source sustainably,”

He added, “We will have information up in store and will be making a donation on behalf of our customers for every lobster sold.”

Last year’s campaign saw the release of approximately 54,000 baby lobsters into the seas around the coast of Cornwall.

Since 2000, the start of the campaign, there has been a  total of over 188,000 that have been released.

Clare Stanley from the National Lobster Hatchery, said:  “Our work at the National Lobster Hatchery is vital, not only to conserve vulnerable lobster populations in the UK, but also to safeguard our fishing and seafood industry. So we’re delighted that Ramus has come on board.”

Ramus sources the majority of its English lobsters from sustainable day boat fishermen in Devon & Cornwall.  Dreckly Fish, one of their key suppliers, also supports the National Lobster Hatchery, ensuring complete responsibility along the supply chain.

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