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18.12.15  Summit report highlights key issues in campaign to halt the decline in England's salmon stocks The Environment Agency has issued a summary record of the different sessions at last month's Salmon Summit in London, held to raise awareness of the depleted salmon stocks in England and attended by the Angling Trust and other concerned fisheries organisations.

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17.12.15  Fishing Ministers accused of 'shameful conservation con trick' over bass stocks Organisations representing Britain's 800,000 sea anglers have reacted furiously to the news that EU Fisheries Ministers, including the UK's George Eustice, have caved in to pressure from commercial fishing interests and granted exemptions to the highly damaging bass gill net fishery.

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15.12.15  Crunch time for European bass stocks as Council of Ministers discuss reductions in catch limits This week is crunch time for European bass stocks with the Council of Ministers meeting to discuss controversial proposals from the European Commission for 2016 aimed at reducing pressure on the fishery.

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02.12.15  Angling Trust recruits Polish and Lithuanian speakers to help encourage migrant anglers to fish lawfully Two more Eastern European migrant anglers have been recruited by the Angling Trust to further encourage lawful angling in England.

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30.11.15  Conservationists demand action to stop landfill site slipping into the sea at mouth of Devon estuary The Angling Trust and Marine Conservation Society have written to Torridge District Council and Devon County Council urging them to take action to stop Northam Burrows landfill site, at the mouth of the Taw and Torridge estuary, being washed into the sea.

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