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

Interesting project happening in Lyme Bay - 23rd September, 2019

These tiny crustacean friends are making the rounds across the Lyme Bay ports telling people about a new University of Plymouth crab and lobster tracking project...

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Axmouth Harbour - 20th September, 2019

This stunning aerial photo, recently taken of Axmouth Harbour, demonstrates the uniqueness of this historic fishing port. Axmouth is one of the four main fishing ports within the Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve, the others being...

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