Bird News: Lead fishing tackle decreasing loon populations


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 12 October 2017

 

 

Birds, Fish, & Humans

Lead fishing tackle decreasing loon populations 

Lead fishing tackle may be threatening loon populations,
WILEY, October 12, 2017.

Human fishing affecting birds.

Despite this fishing lead ultimately affecting birds in Nature, I figured I'd put this article into the fish news section too, as it would be fishermen who'd change behaviors to remove this lead source. 

 

Nontoxic tackle: Let's get the lead out,
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

 

The American Sportfishing Association does not agree.

Lead in Fishing Tackle
American Sportfishing Association


My position is simple. Lead is bad, and should not be put into the environment.

 

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