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RBFF announces new partnership with Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation today announced a new partnership with the Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA). The new partnership will allow the USA to leverage the Anglers' Legacy brand and mission in the development and promotion of urban fishing events. "For years, Anglers' Legacy built off the knowledge of experienced anglers to pass the joys of fishing down to ...

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New study reveals 142 million Americans went boating in 2016

An estimated 142 million Americans went boating in 2016 – 36 percent of U.S. households – according to the 2016 Recreational Boating Participation Study, released today by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and Discover Boating. Of the 142 million individuals, 17 million individuals were first-time participants, and half of these first-time participants were children under age 18. Of those Americans who went ...

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RBFF reports fishing participation up 1.5 million

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced the release of its 2017 Special Report on Fishing. Most significantly, the report shows fishing participation has increased by 1.5 million over the previous year. Additionally, several trends and participation increases among key segments are highlighted in the report. Key findings Fishing is still the number two adult outdoor activity, but it's gaining ...

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RBFF wins award for first-time buyers retention program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced its First-Time Buyers Retention Email Campaign Toolkit has won an ASAE Gold Circle Award. The toolkit won the award as a pilot program for 2016 and is now available to all state agencies to assist in keeping first-time anglers hooked on the sport. "First-timers are a critical group for the entire industry," said ...

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RBFF report shows increased fishing participation

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced that fishing participation has increased. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Outdoor Foundation are reporting the increase. The latest fishing license sales data from the USFWS shows a 1.79 percent increase in license sales. This increase was enough to bring the 10-year change in fishing license sales to 4.26 percent. Even ...

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RBFF names Dave Chanda vice president of state agency engagement

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced the hiring of former New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Director Dave Chanda, as vice president of state agency engagement. Chanda will help RBFF increase fishing participation to 60 million anglers annually (the 60 in 60 goal) by working to improve angler and boater recruitment, retention and reactivation practices and programs among ...

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RBFF awards nine state grants

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation on Tuesday announced nine programs in seven states will receive funding through its State R3 Program Grants, now in its third year. The program funds sustainable and replicable angler and boater recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) initiatives that focus on increasing fishing license sales and boat registrations to help achieve 60 million anglers in ...

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Grady-White’s Joey Weller appointed to RBFF board

Joey Weller, Grady-White

Joey Weller, Grady-White Boats vice president of sales, has been appointed to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Board of Directors. “I look forward to supporting the activities of the RBFF as it aims to help boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water,” said Weller. “The RBFF is ...

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RBFF elects Jeff Marble as new board chairman

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced Jeff Marble as the organization's new board chairman. Marble joins six other new board appointees who will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission, including its goal to increase participation from the current level of 46 million to 60 million in 60 months. "We are pleased to have such a strong ...

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