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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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Press Releases
Jan 24, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 24th, 2023) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has announced a partnership with Pure Fishing to equip a Take Me Fishing™ Mobile First Catch Center...

Jan 11, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 11) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), alongside Colle McVoy and global market-research firm Ipsos, is hosting a webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern today to...

Dec 12, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (December 8, 2022) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced new research that shows fishing provides positive psychological benefits for women....

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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
Jan 25, 2023
Soundings Trade Only
Fear of an impending exodus, especially with concerns about a looming economic recession, has leaders at the MRAA, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation urging the industry to start focusing immediately on improving customer service as the primary way to retain these boaters.
Jan 24, 2023
Fishing Tackle Retailer
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has announced a partnership with Pure Fishing to equip a Take Me Fishing™ Mobile First Catch Center for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). This donation will allow the SCDNR to bring hands-on fishing opportunities and conservation education to multicultural audiences in metropolitan areas across the state.
Jan 19, 2023
Fishing Tackle Retailer
Women represent an important emerging audience for the fishing and boating industry. To grow this demographic, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Ipsos conducted research among active, lapsed, and non-angler women to understand active female anglers’ mindsets and drivers, and what challenges exist to increasing participation.

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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.