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 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 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.
A California angler on a fishing trip near Alaska’s Glacier Bay hooked the “catch of a lifetime,” a 482-pound halibut.
Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris announced a $125,000 donation to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Hispanic outreach campaign, “Vamos a Pescar.”
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation president Frank Peterson wants to expand the Take Me Fishing campaign’s reach beyond the people currently boating and fishing. He wants to reach people who are into outdoor experiences and turn them into boaters and anglers.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Fish on!
ORLANDO, Fla. — Ron Misch has been captaining Sun Tracker pontoon boats for so long at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts that he remembers a time when he could hold small children on his lap and let them navigate the calm waters.