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 seeks grant applicants

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced the availability of boating and fishing education grants for 2012. Youth-focused organizations are encouraged to apply for RBFF’s National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative, which expands on the organization’s boating and fishing education outreach efforts. The application deadline is Dec. 30. “We’re looking for high-quality education programs that…more

Take Me Fishing website wins nine awards

The Take Me Fishing campaign received nine W3 Awards for website design and development, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced. The 2011 W3 Awards, which received more than 3,000 entries, are judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. TakeMeFishing.org, its mobile website and its Fishington online community received the following honors: 2011…more

RBFF releases Anglers’ Legacy survey

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Anglers’ Legacy program continues to have a positive effect on the fishing and boating industry, according to a new survey, the foundation said. The annual survey shows that program participants, known as ambassadors, introduce an average of 64 percent more newcomers to the sport than non-ambassadors. Ambassadors also spend,…more

RBFF reports success with Ohio boater registrations

Additional registrations and revenue are the result of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Lapsed Boat Registration Pilot Program with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Watercraft, the group announced. As a result of the direct-mail effort, more than 750 boats were registered and nearly $14,000 was generated in net revenue. The new…more

RBFF joins on outdoors site for youths

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing campaign, along with Discovery Education, is working to reinforce young people’s appreciation for the outdoors. Last year, RBFF partnered with Discovery Education to promote youth engagement in the great outdoors through the launch of the Explore the Blue program. The resource allows kindergarten through fifth-grade teachers…more

RBFF releases annual fishing and boating report

Fishing has consistently attracted new people during the last few years, according to a report released today by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and The Outdoor Foundation. The 2011 Special Report on Fishing and Boating revealed that in 2010, 3.36 million people participated in fishing for the first time — an increase of 2…more

Tennessee joins RBFF boater registration program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is participating in its Lapsed Boat Registration Pilot Program, which aims to increase boat registration renewals. Tennessee joins Florida, Ohio and Oregon as the fourth state to implement the direct mail pilot effort that RBFF developed in partnership with the Oregon State…more

RBFF awards educational grants

Three national boating, fishing and conservation organizations that serve kids and families are the recipients of new education grants from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation. The organizations — the Future Fisherman Foundation, the International Game Fish Association and the National Recreation and Park Association — were awarded the grants as part of RBFF’s ongoing…more

Wyoming joins RBFF license program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation said today that the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will participate in the group’s State Fishing License Marketing Program, which aims to increase license sales nationwide. More than 30 states participate in the initiative, which the RBFF developed to increase participation in the sport and generate awareness of the…more

RBFF signs deal with marketing agency

BDC Advertising was recently selected by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation to produce website copy and manage some of the foundation’s social networking efforts. “We’re thrilled to be working hand and glove with the RBFF,” Trey Carskadon, agency partner at Oregon-based BDC, said in a statement. “We’ve been big fans of their objective to…more

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