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who is next...Connecticut Anglers Face $500 Fine for Using Lead Jigs and Sinkers

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I was reading somethin like this in a magazine at the library two weeks ago, and here we go...who is coming next ?...

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" A bill has been introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly to prohibit the sale and use of the most commonly used lead sinkers and jigs in state waters. This comes on the heels of a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that a federal ban on lead fishing tackle is unwarranted. Further, anyone found in violation of this proposed ban will be fined $500 per incident. That is six times more severe than the penalty for fishing without a license! A ban on lead fishing tackle in Connecticut will have a significant negative impact on the state's recreational anglers and fisheries resources, but a negligible impact on the waterfowl populations that it seeks to protect. There is no scientific data to support such a ban."

Connecticut Anglers Face $500 Fine for Using Lead Jigs and Sinkers

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