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 awards education grants

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation awarded five education grants to youth-focused boating, fishing and conservation organizations. “We believe that the best way to get kids and their families hooked on boating and fishing is to get them out on the water doing just that,” said RBFF Frank Peterson, president and CEO, in a statement.…more

‘Casting Call’ will honor RBFF founder

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation will participate in the Jim Range National Casting Call Monday in Washington at Fletchers’ Cove in C&O Canal National Historical Park. The Jim Range National Casting Call provides an opportunity for the public to fish the canal with instruction by industry experts. RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson and…more

Lauderdale fishing seminar set for May

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” will hold a saltwater fishing seminar May 1-3 in Fort Lauderdale. The classes will be held at the Ramada Inn, with Saturday outdoor skill practice at the Marina Bay docks and Sunday fishing departing from the Radisson Bahia Mar. Hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and presented by…more

RBFF adds new Web features

New boating content was recently added to the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing campaign Web site. New features, including an interactive “Boat Explorer” tool, glossary, navigation and trip-planning resources, are now available on the site. “Take Me Fishing is about capturing the excitement and the memories associated with boating and fishing and…more

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VIDEO TIMEOUT: helicopter fishing

Matt Watson gives fishing action an entirely new meaning. You’re probably thinking “action” means that moment when lines tighten as a fish grabs the bait and runs. Think again. For Watson, the action is jumping out of a helicopter and landing on top of a marlin for a wrestling match of sorts, or catching one…more

RBFF program reaches milestone

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Anglers’ Legacy program has reached 100,000 pledges at it approaches its three-year anniversary. The program asks outdoor enthusiasts to preserve the legacies of boating and fishing by introducing at least one newcomer to the sport. An RBFF survey conducted last October indicates that Legacy Ambassadors purchase about $140 in…more

Detroit show opens Saturday

The 51st annual Detroit Boat Show will be held Feb. 14-22 at the Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center in downtown Detroit. More than 80,000 Michigan residents are expected to visit hundreds of exhibitors and see hundreds of new 2009, 2008 and 2007 model boats of all types and sizes during the show. This includes ski boats, fishing…more

Magazine pledges support for RBFF program

The Sportsman’s Magazine is supporting the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Anglers’ Legacy program with a year-long pledge drive. Using print advertisements, Web banners, new membership packets and events across the country, the fishing and hunting magazine will encourage avid anglers to “Take the Pledge” to introduce newcomers to boating and fishing. The promotion also…more

Japan looks to hybrid technology for energy savings

A Japanese company has developed a hybrid commercial fishing trawler that reportedly uses up to a third less fuel than conventional fishing boats. The prototype trawler, built by Tokyo-based Yamanaka, is part of a multimillion-dollar government-led effort to rescue Japan’s fishing industry from rising energy costs, according to a recent report in The New York…more

Education grants from RBFF total $800,000

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is offering boating and fishing education grants totaling $800,000 as part of the organization’s National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative. “We’re looking for programs that provide hands-on opportunities for children and their families to learn not only about boating and fishing, but also conservation,” RBFF president and CEO Frank…more

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