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RBFF adds 2 new members to board of directors

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) recently announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Ellen Bradley, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Chief Brand Officer and Bob Ziehmer Bass Pro Shops Senior Director of Conservation, will bring a wide range of expertise as RBFF pushes for its 60 in 60 goal. “With the challenges the boating ...

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RBFF announces findings of 2020 Special Report on Fishing

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the findings of the 2020 Special Report on Fishing, noting participation is still on the rise. The Outdoor Foundation and RBFF-produced report, now in its 10th year, provides insights into demographics, the “leaky bucket,” perceptions of fishing and more. “Thanks to the strong improvements in recruitment and reactivation, fishing participation is up again ...

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RBFF fishing license study shows opportunities

Today, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the findings of a new fishing license mystery shopper study, which shows promising gains made by states in their online license purchase process. Each year, more and more consumers are purchasing a broader range of goods and services online, as well as from mobile devices. The Online Fishing License Assessment was conducted to ...

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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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New campaign touts fishing and boating for stress relief

Get On Board campaign launches

As COVID-19 continues to wear on Americans' mental health, Take Me Fishing and Discover Boating have launched a new public service campaign called Get On Board to raise awareness about the wellness benefits of fishing and boating. The campaign is informed by the latest consumer research from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the national nonprofit organization behind the ...

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Boating and fishing industries unite for summer marketing

Today, RBFF and NMMA announced the creation of an industry-wide marketing campaign to launch this summer as states start to relax stay-at-home restrictions. With the industry working to rebuild coming out of COVID-19-related quarantine, the campaign will share the restorative power of recreational boating and fishing at a time when the wellbeing of Americans is front and center. “Consumer insights show ...

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RBFF appoints new board chairman

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the appointment of Jeff Pontius as its new Board Chairman, as well as the appointment of five other Board positions and five new Board members. The new members will help RBFF continue to increase fishing and boating participation, working toward the 60 in 60 goal. Starting March 1, 2020, Jeff Pontius officially takes ...

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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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New RBFF research IDs new ways to attract multicultural audiences

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the release of new research on multicultural audiences and their relationship with fishing and boating. The research points to nuances between various audience groups and includes recommendations on how to better reach these audiences. “The great news coming out of this research is that multicultural audiences represent a strong opportunity for RBFF ...

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RBFF helps 60,000 boats return with reactivation program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced that its Boat Registration Reactivation Program brought a record number of boats back to the water. The program, which delivered letters to owners of boats with lapsed registrations in 19 states, resulted in more than 60,000 re-registrations. “Year after year, our Boat Registration Reactivation Program has brought tens of thousands of boaters ...

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