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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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National Fishing and Boating Week kicks off with nationwide events

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar campaigns have joined forces with Walmart, South Bend and Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) with kickoff events hosted at Walmart stores across the United States June 3-5. The #ReelFun events will help seasoned anglers, those new to the sport ...

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RBLC New Markets Task Force announces educational plans

On Monday during the American Boating Congress biannual meeting of the Recreational Boating Leadership Council, the New Markets Task Force announced final plans for its new industry-wide multicultural educational training module, including the selection of featured industry companies and a video production firm. The forthcoming 45-minute multimedia training module is projected for a Fall 2016 debut, in time for the ...

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Weekly 5: RBFF launches 60 in 60 program to grow fishing

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. RBFF launches '60 in 60' program With the goal of bringing more anglers into fishing (and boating), the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has embarked on an ambitious ...

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