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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

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

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

Lead Hazards to Fish, Wildlife, and Invertebrates: A Synoptic Review
Abstract: This report summarizes available data on lead in the environment, with an emphasis on fishery and wildlife resources, and recommendations for the protection of sensitive species.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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 (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

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


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