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RBFF report shows increased fishing participation

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced that fishing participation has increased. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Outdoor Foundation are reporting the increase. The latest fishing license sales data from the USFWS shows a 1.79 percent increase in license sales. This increase was enough to bring the 10-year change in fishing license sales to 4.26 percent. Even ...

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RBFF names Dave Chanda vice president of state agency engagement

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced the hiring of former New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Director Dave Chanda, as vice president of state agency engagement. Chanda will help RBFF increase fishing participation to 60 million anglers annually (the 60 in 60 goal) by working to improve angler and boater recruitment, retention and reactivation practices and programs among ...

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RBFF awards nine state grants

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation on Tuesday announced nine programs in seven states will receive funding through its State R3 Program Grants, now in its third year. The program funds sustainable and replicable angler and boater recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) initiatives that focus on increasing fishing license sales and boat registrations to help achieve 60 million anglers in ...

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Grady-White’s Joey Weller appointed to RBFF board

Joey Weller, Grady-White

Joey Weller, Grady-White Boats vice president of sales, has been appointed to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Board of Directors. “I look forward to supporting the activities of the RBFF as it aims to help boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water,” said Weller. “The RBFF is ...

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RBFF elects Jeff Marble as new board chairman

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced Jeff Marble as the organization's new board chairman. Marble joins six other new board appointees who will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission, including its goal to increase participation from the current level of 46 million to 60 million in 60 months. "We are pleased to have such a strong ...

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RBFF and U.S. Forest System enter historic cooperative agreement

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced Tuesday it has entered into a new cooperative agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. Through the agreement, the Forest Service will help provide funding for the Take Me Fishing campaign while RBFF will promote the available fishing opportunities on or near U.S. Forest Service lands. "The U.S. Forest Service manages some of ...

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Cabela’s Outdoor Fund makes $75,000 grant for fishing education

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced Thursday that Cabela's Outdoor Fund has granted $75,000 to the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund. This grant will help to increase awareness of, and participation in fishing, boating and conservation activities through grassroots programs, classes and on-the-water activities held in high-density Hispanic communities. "We are encouraged by the strong ...

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RBFF names three new board members

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced that Craig Bonds, Ron Christofferson and Joe Lewis have been appointed to its Board of Directors. "We are excited to have such diverse and experienced members of the fishing and boating industry and state agencies join our Board of Directors," said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. "Craig, Ron and Joe were introduced ...

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