Titled “An Act To Require Biodegradable Hooks and Lures for Freshwater Fishing,” this new bill would ban all hooks, and all lures containing plastic or rubber, by the year 2024 unless they are biodegradable.
Therefore, likely every hook and lure in your tackle box would become illegal!
Biodegradable hooks simply do not exist. Any biodegradable materials would lack the tensile strength required and would rust quickly.
In addition, requiring all plastic and rubber in lures to be biodegradable is unwarranted and would be a huge burden on anglers.
Please contact your state legislators today and urge them to oppose this de facto ban on fishing.
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9:00 AM, Cross Building, Room 206
(L.D. 695) Bill “An Act To Require Biodegradable Hooks and Lures for Freshwater Fishing ” (SP0208) (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis) (Cosponsored by Representative MASON of Lisbon Falls, Senator BLACK of Franklin, Senator DILL of Penobscot, Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, Representative STEARNS of Guilford)