Background- Fish and wildlife agencies are tasked with balancing real and perceived impacts of anthropogenic bioavailable lead. This natural element has historically been an integral part of the hunting and angling experience. Lead from spent ammunition and sport fishing tackle presents a challenge to both scientific and public perception. Reports about the impact of lead on fish and wildlife, the environment, and human health – whether real or perceived – create unique social and political challenges for managing agencies.
DO NOT SUPPORT A CHANGE - 44 (71%)
DO SUPPORT A CHANGE - 16 (26%)
NEITHER STATEMENT IS ACCEPTABLE - 2 (3%)