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

What other species can you identify? - 4th September, 2020

This footage of a Ray skimming the seabed of Lyme Bay Reserve during a recent survey was filmed during the summer by the University of Plymouth as part of the Lyme Bay Reserve...

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Not a bad office window - 2nd September, 2020

A perspective of the coastline ten miles out from Axmouth harbour showing the extent of Lyme Bay from aboard fisherman Nafe Cox's boat whilst sustainably fishing via rod and line in the bay this morning...

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