1 Million Pounds of Plastic Fishing Lures Each Year in Our Water
There are an estimated 60 million anglers in the U.S. of which 46 million are estimated to fish in a given year.(https://asafishing.org/.../2011_ASASportfishing_in_America_Report_January_2013.pdf)
If each one loses one plastic lure each year, which is a very conservative number, that’s 46 million plastic lures in our waters. If we estimate each lure at a conservative 10 grams each (0.022 pounds), that’s at least 1 million pounds of non-biodegradable rubber killing our fish and polluting our lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans.