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

The Independent - 1st March, 2019

Jo Lamiri from The Independent spent a day in Lyme Bay speaking to local fishermen and learning about Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve...

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European Small-scale Fisheries Exchange - 26th February, 2019

Over the weekend fishermen from Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy and the UK came together in sunny Lyme Bay for the...

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