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Additional Fishing Information
Abstract: Contains information for fishing in New York, including regulatory information.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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

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

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

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

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

Only You Can Save Your Lake [PDF]
Abstract: Tips and information about perserving the water quality of Vermont lakes.
Source: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Quabbin Reservoir Fishing Guide
Abstract: Provides fishing information specific to the Quabbin reservoir in Massachusetts.
Source: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation


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