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

Fresh & Local - 1st October, 2020

A wonderful spread from the guys at the Lyme Bay Fish Shack from their boat 'KT-Sam' fishing out of Lyme Regis. From sustainable, line-caught Sea Bass to Dover Sole, Brill, Gurnards, Ray Wings and Huss...

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Ray in the Bay - 23rd September, 2020

This baited video of a ray was filmed during the summer by the University of Plymouth as part of the Lyme Bay Reserve recovery monitoring work. Head over to our website to discover the vast array of marine...

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