ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 7, 2008) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced they will exhibit at the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Exposition being held February 7 - 10, 2008 in Worcester, Mass. Promoting the organization’s Anglers’ Legacy program, RBFF staff will be on hand to encourage anglers to “Take the Pledge” and provide information about how to preserve the resource by introducing a newcomer to the sport of fishing.
"The Expo has everything for the outdoor enthusiast and is a good venue for delivering the Anglers’ Legacy message,” said Show Director Jonathan Sauers. “With more tackle then you can shake a rod at, unique products, wildlife education and family fun, the Expo will definitely be a draw for anglers and their families.”
“We know that avid anglers enjoy introducing people to fishing,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “This is a great chance for New England anglers to become Ambassadors for the sport and help protect its future.”
Anglers’ Legacy asks avid anglers to share their passion for fishing and to visit AnglersLegacy.org, where they're asked to "Take the Pledge" – promising to take one new person fishing each year. Since its inception in May 2006, RBFF has collected more than 22,000 Pledges.
If you’d like to set up a one-on-one meeting or interview at the Expo, e-mail RBFF Communications Director Heather Sieber or call her at (703) 778-5160.
ASA is the sportfishing industry’s trade association, committed to looking out for the interests of the entire sportfishing community by speaking out when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. ASA also invests in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous as well as safeguard and promote the enduring social, economic and conservation values of sportfishing in America.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing campaign and Anglers’ Legacy.