Lead Fishing Sinkers and Jigs

Section 339:77

    339:77 Lead Fishing Sinkers and Jigs; Sale Prohibited. –
I. No person shall sell at retail or offer for retail sale within the state of New Hampshire a lead sinker or lead jig.
II. For purposes of this section, "sell at retail" or "retail sale" means the sale to any person in the state of New Hampshire for any purpose other than for resale, "lead sinker" means any sinker made from lead that weighs one ounce or less, "lead jig" means a lead weighted hook that weighs one ounce or less. Prohibited fishing tackle shall include lead sinkers with a total weight of one ounce or less and lead jigs with a total weight of one ounce or less, regardless of whether they are painted, coated, or covered by some other substance or by attached skirts. Lead sinkers and lead jigs shall not include lead fishing related items, including but not limited to lead core line, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, spoons, poppers, plugs, or flies.
III. Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a separate violation for each day of sale or offering of sale, provided that the penalty for each violation of this section shall not exceed $250.

Source. 2004, 172:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2006. 2013, 193:2, eff. June 1, 2016.