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

Ray Research - 22nd October, 2018

Catherine Whitley, UK Researcher at the Blue Marine Foundation (facilitators of Lyme Bay Reserve) spent the day out at sea last week with Lyme Bay fisherman Gavin Ziemann measuring any...

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Sea What’s There - 19th October, 2018

Wednesday evening saw our very own Morven Robertson from Blue Marine Foundation (facilitators of Lyme Bay Reserve) talk at the 'Sea What’s There' event at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis...

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