Tag Archives: Fishing

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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SeaSucker Pro Series Single Rod Holder

Boats are becoming more versatile to appeal to the whole family, but with that some boats may be lacking in the things you need as an angler. SeaSucker’s new Pro Series Rod Holder seeks to eliminate missing elements, by offering rod holders in more locations on your boat. The single rod holder comes attached to a 4.5-inch SeaSucker system, which ...

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ANGLR Bullseye Bluetooth Fishing Tracker

Plain and simple, the ANGLR Bullseye is the fishing tool most anglers didn’t know they needed. This Bluetooth fish tracker from ANGLR has the ability to record catch locations, conditions and time, as well as set editable way points to an online profile using a small, wearable clicker. The Bluetooth clicker is rated IP54 weather proof and can clip onto ...

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Chevron to sponsor 2019 Bass Champs Tournament Series

Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A Inc., has announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Bass Champs Tournament Trail, the largest and most popular grass roots tournament series in the United States. Highlighting this season-long sponsorship will be the 5th Annual Techron TX Shootout, scheduled for Sunday, June 23 on Lake Sam Rayburn.  This year’s event is expected to ...

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California’s 12-month fishing license receives unanimous support

The California Assembly’s Appropriations Committee voted unanimously this week to support fishing licenses that expire 12 months after the date of purchase, a change that will provide greater value to anglers. Currently, licenses expire on Dec. 31, regardless of when they are purchased. With the support of NMMA, the California Sportfishing League, American Sportfishing Association, and 20 additional organizations, the ...

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