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Lead Sinkers P2Rx Topic Hub™

Organization(s) Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
Project Description A sinker is a weight used in fishing to force a lure or bait to sink more rapidly to the bottom of the water, where larger fish typically feed. Lead sinkers and other leaded fishing gear are commonly used by anglers in different types of fishing. However, lead is a toxic substance and when these lead sinkers fall off the fishing line, the line breaks, or they are improperly disposed of in the water, they can have harmful effects on wildlife. As a result, some states have implemented regulations restricting the sale or use of lead sinkers for fishing. Many governments and organizations are also focused on promoting the use of safer, non-toxic sinker alternatives. NEWMOA is launching a new P2Rx Topic Hub on Lead Sinkers that describes the different kinds of lead-containing fishing tackle, lead free alternatives, and the regulatory and assistance approaches states and others have taken to limit or eliminate this use of lead.

More Info www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/toc.cfm?hub=113&subsec=7&nav=7
Project Contact
Name Rachel Smith
Phone 617-367-8558 ext. 304
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords New publication, Website updates
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 18 No. 1, Spring 2008 [PDF]


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