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A partnership between fishermen and conservationists in the South West could become a model for sustainable fishing around the world. The Lyme Bay Fisheries & Conservation Reserve allows fishermen to decide the rules about what they'll catch and how they'll do it.
The aim is to preserve stocks and livelihoods in the future. Our environment correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.
A pioneering partnership between fishermen and conservationists in Lyme Bay is being hailed a success. The project gives fishermen a say in the management and regulation of the marine reserve.
They've drafted a voluntary code of conduct to protect their livelihoods and help preserve fish stocks. They're telling other interested groups about the project at a conference on Portland today.