RBFF

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.

RBFF gives $250,000 grant to the Y

YMCA of the USA, the resource office for the nation’s Ys, received a $250,000 grant from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation to provide underserved communities with opportunities to participate in and receive the health benefits of boating and fishing. Twenty Ys around the country will receive a $10,000 grant to provide financial assistance to…more

Disqualified angler found guilty

The crewmember who cost his fishing team a $1 million prize earlier this year was found guilty in North Carolina of fishing without a license. Peter Wann was ordered to pay $133 in court costs and he received a 10-day prison sentence suspended for 12 months of probation, the website Examiner.com reported. According to the…more

RBFF seeks 2011 grant applications

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced the availability of boating and fishing education grants for 2011. The foundation’s National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative, which expands on the organization’s boating and fishing education outreach efforts, is encouraging youth-focused organizations to apply by Dec. 27. “We want to introduce as many children and their families…more

RBFF websites win awards

TakeMeFishing.org and its social community, Fishington, were named W³ Gold and Silver Award winners for website design and development by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced. “By delivering practical information, fun and community in a dynamic, inviting context, TakeMeFishing.org is attracting more and more people to boating…more

Anglers land 800-pound marlin, but lose out on payday

A team of anglers landed an 800-pound marlin Wednesday off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in the Bisbee’s Black and Blue fishing tournament, but it won’t count as the winning catch. The group landed the fish nine minutes past the first day’s 9 p.m. deadline, nullifying the result. The toughest aspect is that if no other…more

RBFF wins two website honors

The Take Me Fishing campaign website won two Best of Industry Awards in the Web Marketing Association’s 14th annual WebAwards Competition, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced. TakeMeFishing.org was honored as Best Leisure Website. In addition, the site’s social network, Fishington – The Fishing & Boating Capital of the Internet, was recognized as Best…more

RBFF unveils new recruitment tool

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation launched a promotion to recruit ambassadors for its Anglers’ Legacy program, a national mission from the Take Me Fishing campaign that asks outdoor enthusiasts to introduce at least one newcomer to the sport. “The Bassador,” a talking fish featured in a series of viral videos, encourages current ambassadors to…more

Survey shows boaters are active, thrifty

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation recently revealed new research that will help the boating industry better understand consumer attitudes toward boat purchases. RBFF’s Quantitative Study of Consumer Attitudes shows the boating lifestyle is robust, but buying habits have shifted. “People are going to continue to buy boats, but more cautiously, without applying for as…more

Website aims to bring youth into boating and fishing

To inspire the next generation of boaters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing campaign and Discovery Education teamed up to create ExploreTheBlue.com. The online initiative includes new materials designed to empower teachers and parents to engage youth in a dialogue about the importance of outdoor recreational activities, and…more

Anglers compete in 24-hour fishing marathon

Anglers from eight states and Canada took part Sept. 10-11 in the Recycled Fish 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon, presented by BoatU.S. Angler. “The 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon created a grassroots network of anglers from across North America talking about the issues facing their home waters,” said Teeg Stouffer, executive director of Recycled Fish, in a statement. “Anglers,…more

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