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Export ban call to save Europe's eels


Eel populations in Europe have been in dramatic decline since the 1980s. A European Commission recovery plan requires countries with a surplus of baby eels to set a proportion aside for restocking programmes in wild rivers. But a group devoted to seeing eels return in healthy numbers to Britain's waterways say the French are not playing by the rules. The BBC's environment correspondent Sarah Mukherjee reports from the banks of the River Severn, a major breeding site for eels.

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