The data are clear: Fishing and boating are entwined in a way few other recreational activities are. With 70 percent of boats purchased being used to fish, and with half of all fishing being done from a boat, the relationship is indisputable.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. The foundation developed the Take Me Fishing campaign to create awareness around boating, fishing and conservation, and to educate people about the benefits of participation.
The “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” educational series has partnered with the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Discover Boating, the Miami International Boat Show, the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and Take Me Fishing.
Alabama resident Donna Jo Fleming has won the #FirstCatch sweepstakes, which the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation organized as part of its Take Me Fishing campaign.
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Vamos A Pescar campaign is extending its reach into new territory as it launches its second year.
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation is asking anglers and boaters to cast their vote in the 2015 America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes.
A “Mystery Shopper”survey by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation showed that boating retail stores scored an average of 75 percent on customer satisfaction, lower than the 80 percent average in retail specialty stores.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Hispanic-focused “Vamos a Pescar” campaign website received two 2014 W3 Silver Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.
A recent article by the Huffington Post describing the numerous benefits of fishing can only further the advocacy of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, RBFF president Frank Peterson said.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation appointed Dan Forster, director of the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, to its board of directors.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A new report shows that interest in recreational fishing spiked last year with 4.1 million newcomers to the sport in 2013 —a substantial increase from the 3.5 million average new anglers-per-year between 2007 and 2012. The numbers were especially high among female and Hispanic anglers.