RBFF campaign promotes conservation

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is encouraging boaters and anglers to take part in conserving all U.S. aquatic resources through its public service announcement "Conservation through Participation."

"Boaters and anglers are a significant source of funding for waterways conservation and recreation in the United States," RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson said in a statement. "Their investments in licenses and equipment, which help create jobs and protect our nation's natural resources, are particularly important in these tough times."

For example, when an angler buys fishing tackle or a boater buys fuel, a portion of those funds are distributed to states by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

This year, nearly $400 million will be distributed to states through the Sport Fish Restoration apportionment. Projects supported by these sales include acquiring and improving fish habitats, stocking fish, maintaining public access, and constructing launch ramps, fishing piers and other facilities.

Since 2005, RBFF has played a critical role in helping generate nearly $20 million for state conservation efforts and introducing more than 1 million youth and newcomers to boating and fishing, according to the group.

"There are thousands of lakes, rivers and streams listed on TakeMeFishing.org that are less than an hour away from most American homes," said Peterson. "Now, more than ever, is the time to practice responsible boating and fishing and take care to leave our waters in better shape than we found them."

Click here to view the multimedia assets associated with this public service campaign.

Related

ABYC names Content Director

Sarah Devlin will support ABYC’s events and communications, distributing content through various channels.

Ferretti Group Reports Strong Q1

The conglomerate saw revenues increase by 40 percent, with a record 56 yachts launched in the first quarter.

Florida Education Partnership Announced

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Florida Power and Light will collaborate on environmental education programs.

Sunseeker Taps OneWater for All U.S. Distribution

Expected to close in the third quarter, the deal is part of the newly formed OneWater Yacht Group’s growth strategy.

Mercury Expands VesselView Functionality

Its new SmartCraft Connect provides Raymarine and Garmin MFD users access to VesselView for information about SmartCraft-compatible engines.

Royal Huisman to Launch 171-foot Sportfish

The Dutch yard is collaborating with Vripack for what it calls the “world’s largest true sportfish yacht.”

A Luxury Tax in Canada?

The proposed federal budget includes a tax on luxury goods, including boats and cars.