What started with a modest plan for a one-tank lobster display has turned into a full-blown hatchery benefitting the lobster fishermen of Pictou, Nova Scotia. The Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou began the Lobster Stock Enhancement Research Project in 2005 under director Gary Nowlan, and has since released over half a million dime-sized lobster larvae. During the annual Pictou Lobster Carnival and throughout the summer months, visitors to the lobster hatchery can adopt a lobster, pouring it through a funnel into the tides below.

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