Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR08 - (Alta-Fisheries-Closures)

EDMONTON x-15s. Some Alberta anglers are worried the province plans to ban fishing in a number of popular rivers over fears of declining fish stocks. Jordan Pinkster of the Alberta Backcountry Anglers and Hunters says it's time Alberta environment officials sat down with their colleagues in the energy and forestry departments to deal with concerns about the overall health of the rivers.

("...this happen.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Pinkster says anglers are being made the scapegoats in the government's failure to deal with the effects on rivers from heavy industrial and recreational use. An Alberta government spokesman says no decisions have been made on fisheries closures. …

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