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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
Nov 10, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 10, 2022) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Brad Loveless as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Loveless currently serves...

Nov 2, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 25, 2022) –Get On Board, the consumer marketing campaign from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing™ brand and its long-time agency partner...

Oct 19, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 19, 2022) –The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has concluded its 2022 Boat Registration Reactivation Program having mailed over 414,000 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
Nov 18, 2022
Fishing Tackle Retailer
Dave Chanda, President and CEO of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) discusses fishing participation rates and the latest trends and areas of growth across the industry.
Nov 16, 2022
Boating Industry
Rachel Piacenza has been promoted to Senior Director, Marketing, and Stephanie Hussey, RBFF's longest tenured employee, has been promoted to Senior Director, Government Engagement.
Nov 15, 2022
The Riverbanks News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the Vamos A Pescar community grant program for fishing programs, classes and activities committed to educating and engaging diverse, multi-generational, bi/multi-lingual participants new to fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship in California.

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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.