The Holderness Fishing Industry Group (HFIG) were awarded funds to secure the services of Dr John Terschak, an internationally recognised expert in research aquarium design and operation.
Dr Terschak studied analytical chemistry and marine sciences at universities in New York and Alaska, USA and has worked with the Bodega Marine Laboratories (California) and The John G. Shedd Aquarium (Chicago). He has led a number of projects involving shellfish species all over the United States, and in recent years within the United Kingdom through a partnership with the University of Hull. He has been recruited by HFIG to oversee the construction and operation of a new lobster hatchery and research facility, which is to be sited in Bridlington.
This project was financed by Ørsted as an agreed donation which forms part of a co-existence plan between the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm and local fishermen.