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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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RBFF launches new tools to increase fishing participation

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has put a call out for all stakeholders in the marine industry to take advantage of its new fishing license and boat registration tool. The Fishing License & Boat Registration Website Plugin tool is embeddable on stakeholder websites, bringing essential license and registration information straight to consumers. On any site where the tool is ...

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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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