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

'Beneath the Waves' - 8th May, 2023

Our very own Sam Fanshawe (UK Marine Projects Manager at Blue Marine Foundation) gave a talk at the West Bay Discovery Centre on Thursday 27th April about the Lyme Bay Reserve.

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Lyme Bay CIC - 21st April, 2023

Have you discovered the newly formed Lyme Bay Fisherman's CIC? Representing fishermen from across the four ports of West Bay, Lyme Regis, Beer and Axmouth.

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