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American Sportfishing Association News

Sportfishing Industry Applauds Legislation Preventing Ban on Fishing Tackle

Senator Lincoln Introduces Crucial Legislation to Prevent Unwarranted and Costly Federal Bans on Fishing Tackle

Alexandria, VA – September 29, 2010 – The sportfishing community thanks Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) for introducing S.3850, legislation which seeks to prevent an overarching federal ban on lead in recreational fishing tackle; a move that could have a significant economic impact on anglers and the recreational fishing industry. Senator Lincoln’s bill addresses a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and four other organizations asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the manufacture and trade of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). The petitioners cite the impact on waterbirds as the main prompt for the requested ban. On August 27, the EPA denied the petition as it relates to ammunition because it is exempted from EPA regulation under TSCA, but maintained the petition as it relates to fishing tackle. The bill, S.3850, will amend TSCA, applying the same exemption to fishing tackle.

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The sportfishing community can send letters requesting their Senators’ support of S.3850 through www.keepamericafishing.org. The URL to copy and paste into your internet browser is http://www.capwiz.com/keepamericafishing/issues/alert/?alertid=17980506.
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