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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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Jul 19, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 19, 2022)--Un número cada vez mayor de estadounidenses continúa practicando la pesca recreativa como una fuente de disfrute y un remedio para el estrés y la ansiedad,...

Jul 18, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An ever-increasing number of Americans continue to pursue recreational fishing as a source of enjoyment and a remedy for stress and anxiety, according to new data...

Jul 18, 2022

For the 12th consecutive year, RBFF and the Outdoor Foundation partnered to provide a comprehensive look at fishing participation in the U.S. The 2022 Special Report on Fishing explores...

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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 23, 2022
WSBTV.com
Saturday, September 24 is National Hunting and Fishing Day in Georgia and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Take Me Fishing program wants to celebrate with a day full of fun, free events for the family.
Sep 21, 2022
Yahoo!
In a typically male-dominated sector, West Marine's two new female executives are inspiring change by creating an environment in which women have more opportunity to participate professionally and recreationally.
Sep 4, 2022
Komando
Overall, planning a fishing trip takes careful consideration. If you’re unsure how to plan a fishing trip, check out TakeMeFishing.org. This free website has a ton of fishing tips for beginners and experts.

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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.