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

Festive Fishing Boats - 21st December, 2020

Fishing boats Sunbeam and Ventura all dressed for Christmas down in Axmouth Harbour decorated by Lyme Bay Reserve fishermen Gavin Ziemann and brother Charlie...

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High tide to low tide - 16th December, 2020

What a contrast to the morning's high tide video footage where the waves were coming up high against the harbour wall. With the weather set fair tomorrow fingers crossed the fishermen...

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