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

Hooked on seafood? Passionate about sustainability? - 6th September, 2021

Along the Dorset coast and below the waves of Lyme Bay Reserve great work is happening. Let the stats speak for themselves courtesy of University of Plymouth...

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Scientific Research from University of Plymouth - 27th August, 2021

Seabed recovers more quickly following extreme storms than from the impacts of bottom-towed fishing. New research by the University examined the impact of the...

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