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.

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

Vermont joins RBFF push for fishing license sales

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is joining a growing number of state agencies participating in the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s direct-mail marketing program to increase fishing license sales among lapsed anglers. RBFF set up the program three years ago to increase participation in fishing and generate awareness of the connection between fishing-license sales…more

New England Boat Show tickets available online

The 53rd annual New England Boat Show, set for Feb.14-22 in Boston, announced that tickets are available online at www.neboatshow.com. Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for junior boaters (6-12 years old). Children 6 and under are free. The 2009 New England Boat Show showcases more than $80 million of boats and accessories. Features…more

Study credits effect of ‘Take Me Fishing’ promotion

A study of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s new Take Me Fishing campaign reveals that more than half of target anglers, identified as occasional or lapsed participants, are more likely to go fishing in the next year as a result of the promotion. The study also showed that 40 percent are more likely to…more

Contest aims to draw in new anglers

The World Fishing Network is helping to increase boating and fishing participation by launching an Anglers’ Legacy contest this week. The program, initiated by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, encourages anglers to introduce new people to the sport. The WFN contest asks Anglers’ Legacy Ambassadors to share their stories about introducing newcomers to fishing…more

Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day

Hunting and fishing events will be held across the country on Saturday to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. This nationwide effort, being promoted on www.TakeMeFishing.org, aims to bring national recognition and media attention to the value of hunting and fishing and reinforce their role in conservation. Congress formalized National Hunting and Fishing Day in…more

Dallas boat show spread over six days

The 2008 Dallas Summer Boat Show will offer six days of boating, education, family fishing events, wakeboarding rail demonstrations and more than 800 boats on display, including luxury liners, powerboats, pontoons, fishing boats, water toys and aquatic gear. The show will be held July 18-20 and July 25-27 at the Dallas Market Hall. Admission is…more

RBFF releases new fishing guide

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has a new “Take Me Fishing” marketing guide to help stakeholders promote boating and fishing. The customizable marketing materials, which feature a “wood grain” background and icons for boating, fishing, family and conservation, were redesigned to incorporate the new look and feel of the national “Take Me Fishing” campaign…more


Congressman applauded for conservation

Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., a longtime supporter of conservation efforts, was honored as part of the National Fishing and Boating Week celebrations held June 1-8. About 300 people attended last Tuesday’s reception, which took place on Capitol Hill. The sport fishing and boating community recognized the congressman’s decades of commitment to the nation’s natural resources,…more

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