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Fishing participation increases among women and minorities

women fishing

Recreational fishing has reached new diversity milestones, according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2020 Special Report on Fishing found that: 3.7 million African Americans participate in fishing, an increase of nearly 1 million over the last 10 years.Hispanic Americans are participating at a new record of 4.4 million participants.Women are also participating at an all-time ...

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Outdoor businesses push for Great American Outdoors Act

Outdoors Recreation Act

More than 100 outdoor businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to mom and pop shops, including specialty retailers, apparel, gear and vehicle manufacturers, outfitters and guides, campground and marina operators, and more sent a letter to House leadership urging swift passage of the landmark, bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act. It passed the Senate on June 17, and is aimed at stimulating the outdoor recreation industry, made up ...

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Senate passes Great American Outdoors Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a bipartisan vote of 73-25. “Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and increased uncertainty as the country continues the process of reopening, it is encouraging to see our nation’s policymakers coming together and prioritizing legislation that ensures both local economies and families can reap the benefits of outdoor recreation activities ...

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Outdoor recreation industry makes final push for Great American Outdoors Act

Over 100 outdoor businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop shops, including specialty retailers, apparel, gear and vehicle manufacturers, outfitters and guides, campground and marina operators, and more sent a letter to Senate leadership urging swift passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in order to stimulate the outdoor recreation industry, made up of thousands of small businesses, and provide safe ...

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Senate poised to pass Great American Outdoors Act

The U.S. Senate will vote on the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act when the body returns to Washington, D.C. in June. NMMA said it is a strong supporter of the measure, which provides mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the national park maintenance backlog. “The Great American Outdoors Act strikes the critical balance of ...

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ORR shares results of member survey on COVID-19 impact

An Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) member survey, in partnership with the Oregon State University Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative, finds that the outdoor recreation industry is facing dramatically decreased sales and revenue, difficulties with production and distribution and large numbers of furloughs and layoffs. ORR surveyed its member trade associations representing over 100,000 businesses from RVing and camping to boating and ...

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ORR brings on new VP

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), America’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations and organizations working to promote the growth of the outdoor recreation economy and outdoor recreation activities, has hired successful business entrepreneur and strategist, Lindsey Davis to offer increased support to its members during these difficult times. ORR added that a collective voice is needed now more than ...

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Industry leaders applaud recent Senate efforts for outdoor recreation

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members recently applauded the Senate for introducing a bipartisan bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, that prioritizes the $20 billion maintenance backlog facing public lands and waters and fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). It includes the Restore Our Parks Act (ROPA), which would help improve key outdoor recreation related facilities like docks, ...

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Five new states commit to outdoor recreation principles

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) joined outdoor recreation leaders from Maine, Michigan,Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia as they committed to advance the principles contained in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords on behalf of their governors. ORR is a founding sponsor of the National Governors Association (NGA) Outdoor Recreation Learning Network. The signing ceremony brings the total number of states committed to the four pillars of the ...

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Trump Administration announces partnership to grow outdoor recreation economy

Last week, in support of the Trump administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced the selection of 10 communities under the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities assistance program to help revitalize their Main Streets ...

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