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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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May 4, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 3, 2022) – The Fishing… Share the Fun angler engagement campaign, launching this week, is a first-of-its-kind industry-wide collaboration between the American Sportfishing...

May 3, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 3, 2022) - The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) this month launched the Take Me Fishing™ "Get on Board" campaign to continue building on the large wave of new...

Mar 29, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 29, 2022) – Joanne Martonik, Senior State Marketing Manager at the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), was recently named to Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40....

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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
May 12, 2022
Popular Science
If you’re not an avid angler yourself, but want to get the family involved in the sport, you’ll need to make sure it’s fun for them. That means catching fish—lots of fish. Kids just starting out would much rather catch 40 little sunfish than the biggest bass in the lake like you or I would. Fishing with children is all about quantity over quality, and there are several ways to increase your chances of having a big day.
May 10, 2022
Wide Open Spaces
Women aren't new to fishing. Millions of women have been making waves on banks and in boats for years--and the number is growing.
May 9, 2022
Fortune
Cracks and fissures in global supply chains existed before the pandemic. Many of these weaknesses have been exposed during the pandemic, and supply chains are buckling under the strain.

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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.