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Old 08-15-2019, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering why Manitoba or Canada has not banned lead fishing weights as they have done with lead shot in hunting shells.It just seems to make too much sense as an effective and immediate way to stop the introduction of how many thousands of kilo's of toxic lead into our waterways every year.And the money from fines would more than compensate for any costs of implementation of this new guideline as well as improving water quality for all wildlife.
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I was wondering why Manitoba or Canada has not banned lead fishing weights as they have done with lead shot in hunting shells.It just seems to make too much sense as an effective and immediate way to stop the introduction of how many thousands of kilo's of toxic lead into our waterways every year.And the money from fines would more than compensate for any costs of implementation of this new guideline as well as improving water quality for all wildlife.

Only place I know of is federal parks where it's prohibited. Probably a jurisdictional/ political issue like so many other things.


"You canít use lead fishing sinkers or jigs in Canadaís national parks and wildlife areas."


https://www.ontario.ca/page/rules-us...ckle#section-2
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cause it is a non issue buried in silt at the bottom of a river. if you want lead poisoning you gotta get dust in you somehow that can be absorbed by the blood.
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The issue with the lead pellets is that the pellets are very small. When Birds dove down to feed they ingest the little pellets. Fishing weights are quite large in comparison. No issue with birds eating them.
But in time I’m sure the PC’ers with get all lead banned....
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Also I believe lead leads to a slow poisonous death for wounded birds, hence steel shot
lead weights are probably to heavy or if you lost them due to a snag they are down there deep and to stay
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