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

Lyme Bay Fisherman Matt Toms - 29th July, 2019

Matt Toms of the Carissa-Ann in West Bay landing some beautiful Reserve Seafood fish that is now on route to Plymouth Market. One of our aims at the Lyme Bay...

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*OPEN* The Lyme Bay Fish Shack - 23rd July, 2019

Great to see the Lyme Bay Fish Shack up and running at Millers Farm Shop in Axminster. Lyme Bay Reserve fisherman Nigel Birt and his wife Corrine have done a fantastic...

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