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Oct 13, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 13, 2021) – As part of its continual commitment to democratize the boating experience, Brunswick Corporation has made a sizable donation to the George H.W. Bush Vamos A...

Sep 30, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 30, 2021) –The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Dave Chanda as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. In his...

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...

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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
Oct 4, 2021
Soundings Trade Only
Dave Chanda will succeed Frank Peterson as the organization’s president and chief executive officer.
Sep 28, 2021
People
In a new poll of 2,000 Americans, the survey found most respondents feel like they've missed the window to pick up crucial outdoor skills.
Sep 27, 2021
The Sun
Perhaps connected to their thoughts of “aging out” of certain activities, 63 percent of respondents regret not spending more of their childhood in the great outdoors.

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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.