Cabela's e-mail criticizes EPA ban on lead fishing tackle

Published online: Sep 03, 2010 News Trade Only Today
Viewed 184 time(s)

Cabela's sent an e-mail this week to customers informing them that last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was petitioned by the Center for Biological Diversity and others to ban lead from ammunition and fishing tackle.

The products include sinkers, jigs, weighted fly lines and components containing lead, such as brass and ballast in lures, spinners and stick baits.

On Aug. 27, the EPA denied the petition regarding ammunition, but let stand the petition to ban lead in fishing tackle. The EPA has opened a short period for public comment.

"Such a ban would cause prices of fishing products to skyrocket. Alternative metals can cost from six to 15 times more than lead and most do not perform as well," Cabela's said in its e-mail. "For many, fishing would no longer be the affordable sport it is now."

Those interested in submitting comments opposing this ban can click here for information.

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 19, 2015

Carefree Boat Club adds location in Georgia

Carefree Boat Club has just opened a brand new location, adding to its ever-growing lineup.
March 17, 2015

World's fastest pontoon boat gets even faster

When you think of fast boats, a pontoon is probably pretty low on your list, just ahead of houseboats and tugboats. Brad Rowland begs to differ.
March 05, 2015

West Marine begins "Do It Yourselfie!" promotion

Show off your selfie fixing up your boat and West Marine could lend you a hand.
March 04, 2015

Pontoon Brands United

Premier Marine announced today the company will transfer the production of its Weeres and Palm Beach brands to its headquarters in Wyoming, Minn.
March 02, 2015

West Marine's New Product Review Day set for March 20

West Marine has announced the date for this year's iteration of their New Product Review Day.
February 19, 2015

Honda Marine and Coach Pontoons Are Now Partners

The PDB team has exciting news! While we were at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, Honda Marine announced their new exclusive OEM agreement with Coach Pontoons!
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!