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

Friday #FishFact - 25th January, 2019

Can you guess whose eggs these belong to? Found on fisherman Jim Newton's lobster pots whilst out fishing in Lyme Bay Reserve...

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**Calling all Recreational Sea Anglers** - 24th January, 2019

If you catch a ray whilst out fishing in Lyme Bay please take 2 minutes to record your catch via our free, downloadable mobile app Epicollect5...

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