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QUESTION: Information on lead free & environmentally safe fishing sinker material 07 Feb 2008 Victoria, Australia

My name is Paul, I'm looking for information on lead free & environmentally safe fishing sinker material. I have sinker moulds from all over the world and if possible I would still like to use them, I also have melting pots but feel some sort of cold setting liquid would be more beneficial to the environment as no source of energy would be needed to heat to melt.

If we can come up with something that is commercially viable I would be prepared to put money up to advertise and sell world wide.

Thank You, I hope there is a solution out there .

NSWER: 21 Apr 2009

Dear Paul,

Many apologies that we are chronically understaffed and simply cannot answer all the emails we receive in a timely fashion.

Have you by now found the perfect lead-free fishing sinker material? In case it helps, all I can tell you is that there are a couple of different materials on the market. See for instance a couple of different ones in the list at:

www.lead.org.au/clp/products/products.html and a further list in one of the links on that page which takes you to

www.ec.gc.ca/Publications/default.asp?lang=En&xml=
86C41C33-8224-4305-A3C2-530911B5A13E
  - the webpage of the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.

Perhaps by now you have a product that we could add to the Products page of our website? We'd be very glad to be able to help promote anything you have produced.

Yours Sincerely

Elizabeth O'Brien

Also see: http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/recreation/fishing/lead_free_sources.htm

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