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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
Feb 16, 2024

ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 16, 2024) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the 2024 grantees for its George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund, the ninth...

Sep 21, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 26, 2023) - The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is celebrating this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing its support to minimize the “Nature...

Aug 24, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 24, 2023) –The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the results of a study aimed at learning more about the connection consumers are making...

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Fast Facts

54.2 Million Fishing Participants

3.67 Million New participants

8 Million Reactivated participants

19.4 Million Female Participants

4.6 Million Hispanic participants

12.9 Million Youth participants

890 Million Fishing outings

86% Of current participants started fishing before age 12

41% Crossover participation with camping


RBFF In The News
Dec 21, 2023
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Dave Chanda, President & CEO at RBFF talks about fishing and boating participation, the importance of women in the sport and what can the industry do to address retention.
Dec 5, 2023
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Coaching and caring build confidence on the water. It fuels tenacity to keep trying, even in the face of adversity. In fact, recent data from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation found that almost half of active female anglers say that fishing teaches them patience and helps to develop their confidence. I’m proof.
Dec 4, 2023
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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation produces programs aimed at one thing: increasing participation in boating and fishing. Moreover, there is a volume of information and no-cost professionally produced resources available to all dealers through the RBFF.

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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.