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

#FishyFactoid - 20th November, 2019

Did you know that the Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve fishing fleet are all small-scale (under 10m in size) and are usually operated by a single fisherman. Our fishermen are low-impact netters, potters...

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Fishing boat 'Miss Pattie' looking majestic in Lyme Bay - 19th November, 2019

Skippered by Kieran Perree of GoldenScallops, they specialise in hand-dived scallops and are members of the Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve and who regularly attend...

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