Reserve Seafood

Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve

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

Natura2000 Awards Ceremony - 23rd May, 2016

Unfortunately there were no wins at last night's EU Environment Natura2000 Awards, however pictured here is BLUE Marine...

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White Beaked Dolphins in Lyme Bay - 16th May, 2016

On Wednesday 11th May, local fisherman Steve Wainright took his boat 'Ollie' on a fishing trip. Nine miles out in Lyme Bay...

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