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

From port to plate in less than 24 hours - 17th January, 2017

JUST LANDED! Beautiful Skate landed in Beer, Devon this afternoon by fishing boat Sambe fishing in Lyme Bay Reserve. They are already on their way to Direct Seafoods in London for delivery to their customers tomorrow...

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Schools Outreach Programme Update - 12th January, 2017

We're busy planning for several school visits over the coming months as part of the Lyme Bay Reserve Schools Outreach Programme. These visits provide a fascinating session exploring marine biodiversity and sustainable...

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