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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

Champions of Toxics Use Reduction
Abstract: Highlights a community grant that was given to a local Boy Scout for conducting a "Lead Sinker Exchange" project.
Source: Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.turi.org/Our_Work/Home_Community/Community_Grants
/Library_of_Past_Projects/Lead_in_Fishing/Lead_Fishing_W
eight_Exchange

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

Lead Fishing Weight Exchange
Abstract: Provides a summary and additional links to a brochure, hand-outs, and photographs from the lead sinker exchange events.
Source: Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.turi.org/Our_Work/Home_Community/Community_Grants
/Library_of_Past_Projects/Lead_in_Fishing/Lead_Fishing_W
eight_Exchange

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

 


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