On June 20th, Gov. Janet Mills signed LD 958, the bill to expand protections for loons from lead poisoning, into law. This legislation phases out the use and sale of small-sized painted lead jigs. Loons ingest a great deal of fishing tackle that is either left behind, or that is in fish they consume. Death by lead is horrific and avoidable. This law closes a loophole in Maine’s lead fishing tackle laws.
Surprise Loon by Jennifer Lummis