RBFF receives federal grant

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently gave the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation a grant of more than $13 million to support its nationwide campaign to recruit anglers and boaters.

The grant is part of a renewed cooperative agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation has shown itself capable of working with states, conservation organizations and industry to develop and implement coordinated campaigns to get kids and families on the water,” Salazar said in a statement. “The foundation’s campaigns have helped show millions of Americans how easy it is to find fishing and boating opportunities across the nation.”

The cooperative agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and RBFF fulfills the intent of the 1998 Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act by providing financial support for implementing and managing the objectives set forth in the national communications plan developed by the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.


2 comments on “RBFF receives federal grant

  1. Rod

    Nice to see some support come from the government to recruit people into the boating and fishing lifestyle.
    Ironic that the same government is systematically closing fishing areas and denying the public access to the very areas these new people would be going to partake in these very same activities.

  2. lundistar

    I guess that the 1998 Sportfishing act must not apply in California.
    Judging by the Department of Fish and Game’s implementation of fishing restrictions under the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Coastal Marina Permit action.

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