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 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

Armchair Anglers debuts new website

Armchair Anglers, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide fishing trips for the physically challenged on a fully accessible, stable catamaran boat, launched a new website. “Our goal, to provide a safe and comfortable day of fishing and to provide education and smart catch-and-release techniques promoting conservation of our most valuable resources to this…more

New TowBoatUS location opens in Massachusetts

Capt. Francis Santos, of Flyer’s Boat Shop on Provincetown Harbor in Massachusetts, has opened TowBoatUS Provincetown. Managing the on-the-water towing company is Santos’ son, Capt. Noah Santos, who is the third generation of the Santos family to work in the family’s businesses. “We have a short season, but a busy one,” said Noah Santos, who…more

Take Me Fishing grants awarded

The National Recreation and Park Association and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2010 Take Me Fishing grant initiative. This year, 70 agencies and organizations throughout the country received up to $5,000 for programs that will each serve a minimum of 2,000 youths by April 30, 2011. NRPA’s Take…more

Marinalife.com teams with Take Me Fishing campaign

Marinalife.com, a leading online concierge and trip-planning service for boaters, formed a new affiliate partnership with TakeMeFishing.org. “Marinalife really closes the loop with what the Take Me Fishing campaign provides – TakeMeFishing.org is a great information site and this partnership allows online visitors to complete their experience by using Marinalife.com tools to make reservations,” said…more

RBFF wins non-profit group honors

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation received multiple honors in the 2010 American Society of Association Executives’ Gold Circle Award competition. “In this year’s competition, RBFF won Gold Circle Awards in four different categories and an honorable mention in another,” said Gold Circle Award committee chairman and ASAE communication section council member Richard Belle, in…more

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