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

35th Consultative Committee Meeting - 8th December, 2017

This week saw the 35th Consultative Committee Meeting held in Lyme Regis. These meetings bring together fishermen, scientists...

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Inquisitive Smalleyed Ray - 1st December, 2017

Fantastic footage from the Lyme Bay seabed, this time featuring a rather inquisitive Smalleyed Ray. Filmed by Plymouth University Marine Institute as part of...

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