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

What species can you identify? - 25th October, 2019

Sit back, relax and enjoy recent footage from a baited underwater survey of the Lyme Bay marine protected area filmed by University of Plymouth Marine Institute. This is the 11th year of monitoring the area with all sorts of interesting...

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Beer fishing port - 22nd October, 2019

Beer fisherman Jim Newton hauling his fishing boat 'Bess' back on to the shore. The fishing village of Beer lies between Branscombe and Seaton on the East Devon coast. There are no natural harbours here so the fishing boats are...

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