Over the past decade, efforts have increased to eliminate the sale and use of lead fishing tackle, including sinkers, jigs and other widely used tackle. Last November anglers like you helped to defeat the most recent attempt to ban lead tackle nationwide when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a petition to ban lead fishing tackle under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Despite the EPA’s ruling, this issue is not yet fully resolved. KeepAmericaFishing™ is asking anglers to rally behind legislation that will definitively protect our right to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways.
The Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act, introduced by the chairs of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus – Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and John Thune (R-SD) and Representatives Jeff Miller (R-FL) and Mike Ross (D-AR) – will prevent a federal ban on lead in recreational fishing tackle and help to ensure that any future regulations on fishing tackle are established based on scientific data instead of unjustified petitions.
Please, contact your Members of Congress today urging them to co-sponsor S. 838 and H.R. 1558, the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act.
For background information about recent efforts to ban lead in fishing tackle, go to the KeepAmericaFishing Action Center.
Please send a message to your Members of Congress asking them to co-sponsor the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act.