Lead and Fish and Wildlife Health Working Group

Working Group Charge

Advise the Fish and Wildlife Health Committee on fish and wildlife health issues related to lead deposited into the environment as a result of hunting and fishing.

Provide a forum for exchanging information related to environmental effects of lead tackle and ammunition, nontoxic ammunition and tackle alternatives, and options for future regulation of the use of lead by hunters and anglers.

Identify funding needs and priorities to address information needs related to the use of lead ammunition and tackle and related environmental effects.

Provide guidance to state fish and wildlife agencies on future regulation of the use of lead for hunting and angling activities.