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

Beer Regatta - 14th August, 2017

Honiton Sea Angling Club ran the Beer Regatta self-drive species hunt on Saturday morning at Beer, Devon. Ten boats took part with three anglers on each boat. The winner would be who could catch, photograph and return...

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…but it's not all dark clouds and stormy seas. - 11th August, 2017

Dr Luke Holmes from Plymouth University Marine Institute rounds up the 2017 survey work with a snapshot of what was seen; from dolphins on the 1st day to Red Arrows on the last...

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