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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

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

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

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

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

Maine Bass Waters [PDF]
Abstract: Provides information on fisheries management in Maine.
Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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

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

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


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