Lead in Fishing
Did you know that lead in fishing gear is dangerous to your health, the environment, and wildlife? Several northeast states have banned the use of lead fishing gear due to the dangers.
- Read about our program in a June 2008 article in the Berkshire Eagle.
- Check out a Channel 5 Environmental report on the issue, broadcast in May of 2008.
- Check out the projects below including how a Boy Scout has made a tremendous difference in his Massachusetts community by completing a TURI grant and see how he continues his work through his own web site.
- Would you be interested in trying non-lead alternatives the next time you go fishing? We can send you a sample packet of weights for free. Contents include tin/bismuth, steel, and ceramic alternatives. Contact Joy Onasch at 978-934-4343.
|A Boy Scout, with Troop 5 in Milton, obtained his Eagle Badge by working to remove 40 to 60 pounds of lead from the use of recreational fishing by attending fishing derbies and offering lead-free sinkers in exchange for lead sinkers. Read more...|
|The Lead-Free Vineyard Fishing project was enacted by the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah. Read more...|