ORLANDO, Fla. — A new report shows that interest in recreational fishing spiked last year with 4.1 million newcomers to the sport in 2013 —a substantial increase from the 3.5 million average new anglers-per-year between 2007 and 2012. The numbers were especially high among female and Hispanic anglers.
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.
A California angler on a fishing trip near Alaska’s Glacier Bay hooked the “catch of a lifetime,” a 482-pound halibut.
Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris announced a $125,000 donation to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Hispanic outreach campaign, “Vamos a Pescar.”
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation president Frank Peterson wants to expand the Take Me Fishing campaign’s reach beyond the people currently boating and fishing. He wants to reach people who are into outdoor experiences and turn them into boaters and anglers.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Fish on!
ORLANDO, Fla. — Ron Misch has been captaining Sun Tracker pontoon boats for so long at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts that he remembers a time when he could hold small children on his lap and let them navigate the calm waters.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The marine industry is preaching to the choir.
The U.S. Hispanic population is in a baby boom — at 53 million today, it’s projected to reach 65 million by 2020.
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation scheduled a webinar to discuss its upcoming campaign designed to introduce Hispanic-Americans to fishing and boating.
The 5-1/2-week Rhode Island Marine Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program will see a second class of pre-apprentices matriculate and graduate today with full-time job offers. Funded by an Innovative Partnership grant awarded by the Governor’s Workforce Board R.I., the program is coordinated by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association with area schools and businesses. During the program,…more