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RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational fishing and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources.

 

 

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RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational fishing and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources.

 

 

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Jun 27, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 27, 2022) –The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced six additions to its Board of Directors. Louis Chemi (Freedom Boat Club), Carly Hysell...

Jun 24, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 24, 2022) –Bruna Carincotte, Director of Public Relations & Communications at the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), was named one of Boating Industry’s...

Jun 3, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 3, 2022) –The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4-12) alongside its industry...

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Fast Facts

55 Million Fishing Participants Highest Participation in 14 years

4.4 Million New participants

9 MillionReactivated participants

19.7 MillionFemale Participants, an all-time High

4.8 Million Hispanic participants, an 8% increase since 2019

13.5 MillionYouth participants, up 2 million from 2019

969 Million Fishing outings, a 90M yearly increase

88%Of current participants started fishing before age 12

41% Crossover participation with camping


RBFF In The News
Jul 1, 2022
Angling International
Shimano and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) will host a women's networking event to the show the opportunity to learn more about the RBFF’s consumer-facing brand Take Me Fishing and its Women Making Waves initiative.
Jun 27, 2022
Miami Herald
Nneka M. Okona and other women journalists, along with women leaders from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, had gathered in Seattle for a week of taking to the water to fish. I’d never fished before—so I’d come to Seattle with lots of trepidation along with my excitement for a new experience.
Jun 24, 2022
The Charlotte Observer
Nneka M. Okona and other women journalists, along with women leaders from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, had gathered in Seattle for a week of taking to the water to fish. I’d never fished before—so I’d come to Seattle with lots of trepidation along with my excitement for a new experience.

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The Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report provides a detailed look at RBFF’s projects and accomplishments during the 2021 fiscal year. From milestones reached by our boating and fishing initiatives to our industry and state agency partnerships, the report highlights the progress made by RBFF over the past year and takes a look ahead at our goals and plans for the coming year.