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Get the Lead Out

loon WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

WHY CARE SO MUCH ABOUT LOONS?

WHAT SPECIES OTHER THAN LOONS ARE AFFECTED?

HOW CAN ANGLERS HELP?


GET THE LEAD OUT LOON WATCH VOLUNTEERING

HOW CAN I PROPERLY DISPOSE OF MY LEAD SINKERS?

WHAT HAVE OTHER RESEARCHERS FOUND?


WHERE HAVE LEAD SINKERS BEEN BANNED?

  • Great Britain banned the use of lead sinkers in 1987.
  • In Canada, it is illegal to use lead sinkers and jigs in national parks.
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering banning the use of lead sinkers and jigs on national wildlife refuges where loons and Trumpeter swans breed.
  • Lead sinker use is banned in three national refuges and Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
  • Maine banned the sale of lead sinkers and jigs less than one oz.
  • New York banned the sale of lead sinkers less than one oz.
  • New Hampshire passed a ban on the use of lead sinkers and jigs less than one oz. and less than one inch.
  • As of 2006, a ban on the sale of lead sinkers and jigs will also be put into effect in New Hampshire.

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WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON LEAD SINKERS AND LOONS.


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