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RBFF welcomes new board member

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced the addition of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director, Eric Sutton to its Board of Directors. Sutton brings over 20 years of expertise in public land management in both the government and private sector. Starting as assistant executive at FWC in 2013 and appointed to executive director in 2017, Sutton ...

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Survey of anglers and boaters looks at license-conservation link

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced the results of a survey examining the link between fishing licenses and conservation. While anglers and boaters are aware of the conservation tie-in, it is not a force that drives licensing. Key findings: 76% of respondents are aware of the link between licenses and conservation funding. The Family Outdoors segment (RBFF’s target audience) ...

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RBFF announces 2019 grantees for education fund

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the 2019 grantees for its George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund, the fourth round of grants since the program launched in 2014. Twelve grantee organizations will work to bring fishing and boating experiences and conservation education to Hispanic families in eight states. The education fund awarded a total of nearly $60,000 ...

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NOAA, recreational boat and fishing community sign memorandum of agreement

During an event at the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and representatives of the recreational boating and fishing community – led by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) – signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which seeks to develop and expand a framework of cooperation for planning and implementing mutually ...

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Freshwater focuses on consumer-driven innovation

Freshwater fishing remains a critical market segment within the boating industry. Recent data from Statistical Surveys confirms that the market continues to exhibit solid growth in the single digit range.  According to SSI, sales of new retail registered outboard-powered aluminum fishing boats in the U.S. increased from 61,000 in 2016 to 62,000 in 2017.  Total freshwater fishing, which includes aluminum ...

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RBFF presents first George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar education fund grants

Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the George H.W. Bush Vamos a Pescar Education Fund announced the very first grant donations to organizations bringing conservation, education, fishing and boating experiences to Hispanic families. A total of $50,000 in grants were awarded last week during a ceremony at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. The George H.W. Bush Vamos ...

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