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.

Take Me Fishing site receives communications award

The Take Me Fishing campaign Web site received a 2009 Gold Circle Award from the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership for excellence and innovation in association communications, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced. TakeMeFishing.org was honored in the Issue Specific Web Site category. “This is an outstanding accomplishment…more

RBFF report details boating, fishing links

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation revealed new boating and fishing research this week at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades in Orlando, Fla. The Special Report on Fishing and Boating, conducted by RBFF and the Outdoor Foundation, provides detailed information on participation by gender, age, ethnicity, income, education and geographic region. The report…more

Industry veteran launches marketing, PR division

Industry veteran Betty Bauman launched a new division of her MetroMedia Marketing Inc. firm. Bauman & Company will offer strategic marketing and public relations services for the marine, fishing and hospitality industries, including integrated planning and consultation, press release writing and distribution, print and online newsletters, social media, event planning, alliance marketing, positioning, branding and…more

RBFF will be at MAATS, ICAST

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation will exhibit at next week’s Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show and the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show to pursue partnership opportunities. “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help partners leverage our programs and, working together, we know we will increase participation in the…more

Fishing school graduates latest women anglers

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” graduated another group of women anglers at a June 26-28 seminar held at Pirate’s Cove Resort and Marina in Stuart, Fla. Held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and presented by Mercury Outboards, the “No-Yelling School of Fishing” began June 26 with a welcome reception, followed by…more

RBFF relaunches educational program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is relaunching its Passport to Fishing & Boating Program. The program, which provides skills, techniques and information that instructors need to teach boating and fishing, is now available for free on RBFF.org. “Attracting newcomers, especially young people, is a cornerstone of our mission,” RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson…more

RBFF Web site wins award

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing campaign Web site received a 2009 Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America. TakeMeFishing.org won in the External Web Site category and was recognized at an awards ceremony June 4 in New York City. The award was given for superior performance in the…more

Study finds groundfishing on the rise

A recent study on illegal groundfishing in New England finds the practice is rampant and on the rise, and the authors of the study are calling for stronger enforcement of the law and stiffer penalties for violators. Published last week in the journal Marine Policy, the study is intended to be the first chapter in…more

Sponsors announced for Xtreme fishing series

Xtreme Fishing Series announced three new sponsors for the 2009 tournament season. Canyon Bay Boats of Lakeland, Fla., will be the official boat of the Xtreme Redfish Series for the 2009 season. Plus, winners of the series championship will receive a new 18-foot flats boat by Canyon Bay, powered by an Evinrude outboard, along with…more

RBFF promotes National Fishing & Boating Week

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is promoting National Fishing & Boating Week with an online movement designed to help families find one of the tens of thousands of places across the country to boat and fish. RBFF is asking boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels to visit TakeMeFishing.org, where they can…more

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