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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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Latest News
Aug 26, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 26, 2021) –The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has concluded the 2021 Boat Registration Reactivation Program having mailed over 436,000 letters to lapsed...

Jul 22, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 27, 2021) — Women continue to hit the water in droves with female angler participation at 19.7 million in 2020 – an all-time high. To continue evolving the fishing and...

Jul 21, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, 21 de julio de 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La pesca y navegación recreativas siguen llegando a nuevas y diversas audiencias según un estudio sobre la nueva...

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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
Sep 20, 2021
The Oklahoman
The Wildlife Department has been holding family fishing clinics at Oklahoma City area lakes and ponds for years, but Scissortail Park is becoming a popular place for the agency to try and recruit new anglers, especially those from minority communities in the city.
Sep 10, 2021
Angling International
Frank Peterson, President & CEO of RBFF for the past 14 years, will retire at the end of the year. Here he talks about the highlights and challenges of a tenure that revolutionized fishing participation--and warns of tough choices ahead.
Sep 1, 2021
Outside Voices Podcast
Host and Producer Sarah Shimazaki travels with Take Me Fishing to tropical Orlando, Florida for her very first time fishing on an all-women’s fishing and glamping trip. Amidst the camaraderie, laughter, and support, she learns the easy way that fishing is about so much more than catching a fish— it’s about the connections you make with others, with your food, and with the land.

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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.