The state of New Hampshire has passed a law that bans the use of small, lead-weighted fishing jigs of the type used to rig soft-plastic baits, citing concerns that loons may ingest the lead. The law, which takes effect in 2016, prohibits the use of lead-weighted jigs weighing an ounce or less. Selling the banned jigs will carry a fine of up to $250.
New Hampshire lists the loon as a threatened species and was the first state to pass a partial ban on lead tackle in 1998.
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