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

Mark Hix cooks #LocalFishForDinner - 7th May, 2020

Watch Lyme Bay chef Mark Hix as he cooks up some sustainably caught lobster from Lyme Bay Reserve served with asparagus and wild garlic, cooked and filmed on the Blue Marine Foundation Instagram account last week.

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Say hello to Lyme Bay scallop diver Kieran Perree - 6th May, 2020

Kieran is the skipper of 'Miss Pattie' and owner of GoldenScallops who specialise in hand-dived scallops; a sustainable way to harvest this delicious, sweet seafood. They were awarded the...

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