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

Lights, camera, action at The Thomas Hardye School - 3rd February, 2017

A busy morning was had at The Thomas Hardye School on Friday talking to the whole of Year 9 about marine conservation in Lyme Bay Reserve as part of the Schools Outreach Programme...

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Ash CoE Primary School Visit - 1st February, 2017

Mari Walker and Neville Copperthwaite, the Lyme Bay Education Officers ran sessions at Ash C0E primary school over two days. They presented to KS2 (year 4 and 5) on Tuesday and then KS1 (Reception and years 1,2 and 3) on Wednesday...

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