Florida joins Lapsed Boat Registration Pilot Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has joined on as a participant in the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Lapsed Boat Registration Pilot Program, according to an RBFF release.

With assistance from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the FWC joined Oregon and Ohio as the third state to implement the direct mail pilot effort aimed at increasing boat registration renewals.

“We are excited about the opportunity to promote boating, remind vessel owners to renew their registration, and get back on the water to enjoy the world-class boating and fishing Florida offers,” Tom Shipp, captain of Florida FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement, said in the release.

The RBFF’s Lapsed Boat Registration Pilot Program began in April 2009 when owners of lapsed boat registrations in Oregon were sent direct mail pieces reminding them about the importance of renewing their registration. The pilot program in Oregon generated more than $25,000 in additional revenues to the State of Oregon, according to the release.

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