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

Scientists, a new quota species? - 5th December, 2016

PhD student Adam Rees from Plymouth University Marine Institute, who is working on the Lyme Bay Reserve Scientific Potting Study, was invited to write a blog...

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Flourishing Lyme Bay Seabed - 2nd December, 2016

Scallop diver John Worswick from West Bay has shared this picture of a King Scallop with two baby Sea Fans growing on it. Proof that the seabed of Lyme Bay...

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