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Celebrate National Fishing & Boating Week

National Fishing and Boating Week, sponsored by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is now underway, highlighting the importance of recreational boating and fishing. During National Fishing and Boating Week, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license. Check out the upcoming free fishing ...

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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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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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RBFF fishing, boat license widget simplifies buying

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has announced a new fishing license and boat registration tool that’s available to all stakeholders. The tool is embeddable on stakeholder websites, bringing essential license and registration information straight to consumers. “For many consumers, the license and registration process can be intimidating,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “That’s why we created this ...

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Two new members join RBFF Board Of Directors

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Dirk Hyde and Libby Yranski will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission, including its goal to increase participation from the current level of 49 million anglers to 60 million in 60 months. Hyde comes to the RBFF Board ...

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RBFF’s ‘Making Waves’ includes fishing events across nation

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is working with partner, Fishing’s Future, to launch fishing events specifically for women and girls across the country. Fishing’s Future’s mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and promote the sport as a valuable means of connecting kids and families with nature and environmental stewardship. The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) recently ...

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RBFF launches initiative to empower women out on the water

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has announced the launch of Making Waves, an initiative designed to empower women and girls to cast off labels and rock the boat - with fishing pole in hand. RBFF is committed to leading the industry by example and promoting women empowerment on the water by removing perceived barriers to the sport, increasing ...

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Interior secretary announces $14 million in boating grants

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG), which support water-related outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats across the country. Zinke also announced a $60 million cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation to help retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ...

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RBFF marketing workshop attended by 50 state agencies

Fifty state fish and wildlife agencies recently gathered for the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) State Marketing Workshop Workshop attendees participated in a variety of business sessions and networking events aimed at helping state agencies develop and improve their recruitment, retention and reactivation strategies. “It’s clear that state agencies understand the importance of R3, and have been working diligently ...

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