Tag Archives: Fishing

Fishing for a pandemic panacea

By David Gee More than 49 million Americans find their way to freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing ever year, but fishing’s popularity has surged since the COVID-19 crisis gripped the country. “Fishing is obviously something you can easily and safely do while social distancing,” says Stephanie Vatalaro, senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Recreational Boating & Fishing ...

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Ranger Boats returns to B.A.S.S. as premier sponsor

Ranger Boats announced it is returning as a Premier Sponsor for B.A.S.S., fittingly as the 50th Anniversary of the sport's marquee event, the Bassmaster Classic, kicks off this week on Lake Guntersville.  The partnership extends to the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens Series, Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School Series as well as the grass-roots B.A.S.S Nationregional tournaments.   ...

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Progressive Insurance World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition kicks off this week

The 2020 Progressive® Insurance World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition returns to Suffern, N.Y.’s Rockland Community College Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1. The annual event will be featuring more than 250 vendors and sales on new boats, products, charters and outfitter bookings for fishing, hunting and travel. The show is also host to the area’s most comprehensive schedule of seminars led by local ...

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Boating and Fishing communities celebrate approval of Biscayne fisheries management plan

Last week, after decades of debate, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the Biscayne National Park (BNP) Fisheries Management Plan. NMMA and much of the recreational boating and fishing community advocated in favor of the plan, which is aimed at increasing the size and abundance of targeted species within the Park by 20%. The plan enters into ...

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RBFF education fund brings funding to 12 states

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the 2020 grantees for its George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund, the fifth round of grants since the Education Fund launched in 2014. The funding will help states bring fishing and boating experiences and conservation education to Hispanic families. The Education Fund awarded more than $100,000 in total grant monies to 16 ...

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Center for Sportfishing Policy reports on Modern Fish Act progress

On Dec. 31, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), recognizing in federal law the differences between recreational and commercial fishing and adding more appropriate management tools for policymakers to use in managing federal recreational fisheries. One year later, how is the government doing in enforcing the law? Click here for the ...

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US Commerce Secretary sides with boating, fishing management

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued a decision cracking down on overfishing in the Chesapeake Bay and paving the way for better management of the menhaden fishery. In a move celebrated by the recreational boating and fishing community, Secretary Ross found the state of Virginia out of compliance after Omega Protein willfully violated the fishing cap on menhaden – ...

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Lund introduces two Tyee models for 2020

Lund recently announced the introduction of two new Tyee models for the 2020 model year. The new Tyee is available in an 1875 or 1975 model and comes in a new Limited trim package as well. “The Tyee has always been an extremely versatile fishing boat for the serious big water angler who not only demands the newest fishing innovations, ...

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RBFF announces new research for anglers

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the release of new research, Actionable Strategies for Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3). With support from the Multi-state Conservation Grant Program, RBFF worked with Responsive Management to conduct national surveys and focus groups with U.S. residents and R3 professionals, with the intent of developing actionable strategies for angler R3. With key recommendations, RBFF aims ...

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American anglers achieve greater diversity

America's anglers are more diverse than ever, according to the 2019 Special Report on Fishing, released recently by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). Both women and Hispanics are casting their lines in record-breaking numbers, with 17.7 million and 4.4 million participants, respectively. "It's often assumed that all anglers look alike," says Stephanie Vatalaro, RBFF's Senior Vice President of ...

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