The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation said Thursday that its 2016 Boat Registration Marketing Program brought more than 50,000 lapsed boaters back to the water.
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.
A program between the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and the state of Georgia successfully helped to retain anglers.
To inspire more families to boat and fish and share their experiences with others, Houston shortstop and reigning American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Vamos A Pescar campaign are announcing the Así Vamos A Pescar sweepstakes.
Fishing remains among the most popular outdoor activity for adults and more than 2.5 million people had their very first fishing experience in 2015 for an increase of 4 percent over 2014.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar campaigns joined forces with Wal-Mart, South Bend and Fishing League Worldwide to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week.
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation announced its third annual America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes in an effort to increase awareness of family-friendly locations across the country and get more people on the water boating and fishing.
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation will host a Kids Corner at the Miami International Boat Show with interactive fishing and boating activities for families.
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 “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.