TOXIC TRUTH: HOW MISINFORMATION IS LEADING THE CHARGE TO BAN LEAD TACKLE – The federal government claims that 460 tonnes of led sinkers are lost every year.  The quantum leap of logic here assumes every lead sinker bought by anglers is lost that same season and eaten by an unsuspecting loon.  This tonnage figure also includes five- to ten-pound downrigger balls used for deep sea trolling.  Just how big are these loons? By Phil Morlock, Chair of the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association Government Affairs Committee. OUTDOOR CANADA HUNTING SPECIAL 2018 – Page 26 www.outdoorcanada.ca

 

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