The Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve is a Marine Reserve in Lyme Bay in which multiple uses such as fishing are allowed as long as none are damaging to the seabed or to nature conservation.

Our mission is to forge links between fishermen, conservationists, regulators and scientists in order to maintain a healthy, productive and sustainable Marine Reserve within the bay. Our vision is to achieve a well-managed Marine Reserve within the bay that will benefit fishermen and conservationists alike.

The Reserve has three wins; to implement best practice in protecting the biodiversity of Lyme Bay, to implement best practice in managing fish and shellfish stocks and in creating long-term benefits for coastal communities around the bay.

Latest News and Events

Education Outreach Programme Update - 25th April, 2018

Our Education Outreach Team was invited back to The Thomas Hardye School on Monday to present to the whole of Year 9 about sustainable fishing. This time Dr Adam Rees from...

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Education Outreach Programme Update - 23rd April, 2018

Excellent fun was had last week at Damers First School in Dorchester, Dorset talking about marine litter. Reporting back on the visit was Dr Adam Rees who conducted the visit...

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