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Boats and boating / Fishes / Fishing / Freshwater ecology / Freshwater fishes / Health effects / Lead / Lead-poisoning / Maine / Marine biology / Massachusetts / New Hampshire / New York (N.Y.) / Pollution / Vermont / Water / Water pollution / Water quality / Waterfowl / Wildlife


Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

2006 New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing Digest [PDF]
Abstract: This annual handbook outlines specific information for freshwater fishing in New Hampshire. Includes new regulations, licensing information, etc.
Source: New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game
URL: http://www.wildnh.com/Fishing/Fishing_PDFs/FW_Fishing_Digest
_06.pdf

2009 Vermont Digest: Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Laws
Abstract: These links in the report provide information on regulations concerning fishing in Vermont, including restrictions on the sale and use of lead sinkers.
Source: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
URL: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/lawsdigest.cfm

Additional Fishing Information
Abstract: Contains information for fishing in New York, including regulatory information.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
URL: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/fishing.html

An Act Relative to the Prohibition of Fishing Gear Containing Lead
Abstract: A proposed amendment to restrict the use of lead sinkers and other fishing gear that contain lead in Massachusetts.
Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
URL: http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/185/st00/st00466.htm

Bass Pro Shop Sporting Goods
Abstract: Provides information on the various types of fishing gear, including definitions of various tackle and their uses.
Source: Bass Pro Shop
URL: http://www.basspro.com/

Code of Massachusetts Regulations: Fishing
Abstract: Provides a list of the Massachusetts fishing regulations, including prohibitions for using lead sinkers for fishing in the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs.
Source: Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game
URL: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/laws-regulations/cm
r/321-cmr-400-fishing.html

Fish and Wildlife Issues Related to the Use of Lead Fishing Gear [PDF]
Abstract: Provides a broad overview on the subject of lead and its impact on wildlife and the environment, especially in relation to the use of lead fishing gear.
Source: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
URL: http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/00037/wdfw00037.pdf

Fishing Responsibly in New York State
Abstract: Describes actions anglers can take to ensure responsible fishing in New York.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
URL: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9223.html

Free Non-lead Sinkers
Abstract: Identifies the locations where anglers can pick up free samples of non-lead fishing sinkers in Vermont.
Source: Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
URL: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/get_the_lead_out_Main.cfm

Get the Lead Out - Vermont
Abstract: Provides links to information about lead sinkers and the environment. Also lists other helpful resources.
Source: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
URL: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Get_the_lead_out_index.cfm

Getting the Lead Out
Abstract: Provides information on the health effects of lead sinkers and reasons for switching to non-toxic alternatives.
Source: National Wildlife Federation
URL: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/News
-and-Views/Archives/2001/Getting-the-Lead-Out.aspx

Keep Getting the Lead Out - Its the Law
Abstract: Promotes non-lead fishing tackle and provides helpful resources.
Source: New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
URL: http://www.wildnh.com/Fishing/get_the_lead_out.htm

Lead Fishing Sinkers and Jigs: Use Prohibited
Abstract: Identifies the regulations prohibiting the sale and use of lead sinkers and jigs for fishing in New Hampshire.
Source: New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game
URL: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XVIII/211/211-13-b.
htm

Lead in Fishing Tackle
Abstract: Addresses the American Sportsfishing Association position on restrictions on lead sinkers and fishing tackle.
Source: American Sportsfishing Association
URL: http://asafishing.org/advocacy/legislative-action/lead-in-fi
shing-tackle/

Lead Sinker Law Poster [PDF]
Abstract: This poster is used to inform the public about lead sinker regulations in Vermont.
Source: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
URL: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/library/factsheets/fishing/
Get_the_lead_out/Lead_Sinker_Law_Poster.pdf

Lets Get the Lead Out (Minnesota)
Abstract: This comprehensive website contains information about lead sinkers and their effects on wildlife as well as information on lead sinker alternatives and pollution prevention. It also provides links to many other resources.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/living-green/living-gre
en-citizen/household-hazardous-waste/nontoxic-tackle-let
s-get-the-lead-out.html

Lets Get the Lead Out (New Hampshire) [PDF]
Abstract: This brochure provides facts about loons and how they are affected by lead fishing tackle.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildife Service
URL: http://www.wildnh.com/Fishing/Fishing_PDFs/Lets_Get_the_Lead
_Out.pdf

Lets Get the Lead Out (US) [PDF]
Abstract: Describes the effects of lead poisoning on waterfowl. Also provides information on non-lead fishing gear and regulations concerning lead sinkers.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
URL: http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Documents/leadpoisoning2.pdf

Lets Get the Lead Out (Vermont) [PDF]
Abstract: Describes the problem with lead sinkers, how they affect loons and wildlife, and what anglers can do to protect the environment.
Source: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
URL: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/library/Factsheets/Fishing/
Get_the_lead_out/Get_the_Lead_Out_Brochure.pdf

Maine Bass Waters [PDF]
Abstract: Provides information on fisheries management in Maine.
Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
URL: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/pdfs/mainebasswaters.pdf

Quabbin Reservoir Fishing Guide
Abstract: Provides fishing information specific to the Quabbin reservoir in Massachusetts.
Source: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
URL: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/water-res-protection/wa
tershed-mgmt/quabbin-reservoir-fishing-guide.html

State of Maine Open Water Fishing Regulations
Abstract: Provides state regulations associated with fishing in Maine, including regulatory information on the sales ban for lead sinkers.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.eregulations.com/maine/fishing/

Vermont Statutes Online: Conservation and Development
Abstract: Lists the regulations related to fishing in Vermont, including prohibitions on lead sinker sales and use.
Source: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
URL: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullchapter.cfm?Title=10
&Chapter=111

Why Go Fishing
Abstract: Describes the Youth Fishing Program in Washington, designed to get children of all ages interested in fishing while teaching them about conservation.
Source: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
URL: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fish-local/fishing_with_kids.html

Wild Ways: Nonlead Tackle Advantage
Abstract: Identifies benefits to using non-lead fishing tackle.
Source: New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
URL: http://www.wildnh.com/Fishing/nonlead_fish_tackle.htm

Wildlife Without Lead
Abstract: Hawk Watch International (HWI) developed this website as a research and outreach tool to reduce the amount of lead used in hunting and fishing.
Source: Hawk Watch International
URL: http://www.hawkwatch.org/educational-programs/talons-teacher
-professional-development/56-talons-lesson-plans-middle-
school-grades-7-8/296-lead-fishing-tackle-project

 


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