Fishington was recently selected as an official honoree in the Social Networking category in the 13th annual Webby Awards.
Launched in October 2008 by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Fishington is a social networking site for boaters and anglers. It now boasts more than 6,200 members and was among the top 15 percent of nearly 10,000 entries for the Webby Awards.
"This is an outstanding accomplishment for RBFF and a testament to their caliber of work," said Ken Hammond, chairman of the RBFF board and chairman of The Hammond Group. "Fishington is an innovative site that's connecting boaters and anglers across the country and it is very deserving of this honor."
So far, Fishington members have created more than 100 discussion groups and added more than 340 "Hotspots" to the TakeMeFishing.org database of places to boat and fish, according to RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson.
"In the year ahead, we hope to grow these numbers substantially, inspiring more people to take action and get out on the water," Peterson said in a statement.
The Webby Awards is an international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile Web sites. Winners are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences based on excellence in content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience.