Originally Posted by sturgeon50
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."