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.

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Sustainable, premium quality, provenance-assured seafood - 17th March, 2017

Cracking, top quality rod & line pollack caught by the crew of KT-SAM E10 from Axmouth fishing in Lyme Bay Reserve this week. This premium product is a result of the fishermen's dedication to catch quality...

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Porcupine Marine Natural History Society annual conference - 14th March, 2017

Dr Emma Sheehan from Plymouth University Marine Institute presented her team's research in Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve on the Recovery of a Temperate Reef Assemblage in a Marine Protected...

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