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

Ban on landing egg-carrying female lobsters - 20th September, 2017

We reported last week on the ban of landing egg-carrying female lobsters which was announced by the Government in England in order to conserve dwindling stocks.

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39th National Small Boat Angling Championship - 20th September, 2017

The Angling Trust, Wyvern Region held their 39th National Small Boat Angling Championships, which took place in Salcombe, Devon over the weekend.

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