“British farmers are paid to conserve on land. Our project will try to find ways in which fishermen can derive similar benefits from conservation at sea.”
Commercially caught species within the Lyme Bay Reserve are many and diverse. In order of volume from the highest at 600 tonnes per year down to less than a single tonne are: Whelks, Crabs, various Rays, Skates and Flatfish; Cuttlefish, Pollack and Whiting, Bass, Mackerel, Lobster, Mullet, Black Sea Bream and John Dory. Below are some of the specimens caught.