Agriculture Minister Nick Brown yesterday reaffirmed the Government's commitment to protect declining stocks of salmon and freshwater fisheries in England. Outlining his response to the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Review, Mr Brown announced:  an increase of £3 million a year in fisheries grant-in-aid to the Environment Agency with effect from April 2002. This will enable the Agency to increase its work on conserving and restoring salmon stocks, and improving controls over unauthorised transfers of coarse and non-native fish;