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Management concerns about known and potential impacts of lead use in shooting and in fishing activities

Fisheries

6956_Goddard.pdf ; 6956_Goddard_OCR.pdf
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Abstract

We present a summary of the technical review, jointly requested by the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, addressing the hazards to wildlife resulting from lead objects or fragments introduced into aquatic and terrestrial environments from the use of ammunition and fishing tackle. Impacts from lead are well documented in humans, as well as in terrestrial and aquatic organisms. Concern about impacts from lead ammunition and fishing tackle has resulted in the development of non-lead alternatives, educational campaigns, and regulations to restrict their use. This article discusses the general biological impacts of lead exposure from fishing and shooting activities to fish, wildlife, and humans; summarizes existing and proposed regulations to reduce lead exposure to biota; reviews alternatives to lead materials that are currently available for fishing; and outlines options for further actions to reduce wildlife and human exposure to lead from fishing activities.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Management concerns about known and potential impacts of lead use in shooting and in fishing activities
Series title:
Fisheries
Volume
33
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
228-236
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Fisheries
First page:
228
Last page:
236
Number of Pages:
9