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Recycled Fish Joins Growing List of Anglers’ Legacy Partners
Non-profit to include Anglers’ Legacy message in SAFE Angling Kits and Stewardship Kits

ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 23, 2009) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that Recycled Fish, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a lifestyle of stewardship both on and off the water, is a new Anglers’ Legacy program partner. Recycled Fish is launching a new promotion that will feature editorial and media support, Anglers’ Legacy messaging in both the SAFE Angling Kits (Sustaining Angling, Fish and Ecosystems) and Stewardship Kits, and Web banners on Anglers’ Legacy is a national mission from the Take Me Fishing™ campaign that encourages avid anglers to introduce newcomers to boating and fishing.

“We are pleased to partner with Recycled Fish whose members and readers are committed to conservation and preserving the legacy of the sport,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “Our partnership will help bring new boaters and anglers into the fold and have a positive impact on the health of our waterways.” offers angling enthusiasts tips on living a lifestyle of stewardship, ideas for environmentally friendly practices and products, and encourages online visitors to take the Sportsman's Stewardship Pledge. At the site, visitors can also find online and regular retail locations to purchase SAFE Angling Kits. The kits feature non-toxic, biodegradable tackle and information about taking the Anglers’ Legacy Pledge.

“The future of our sport depends on participation, so we’re proud to support the important work that Anglers’ Legacy is doing,” said Recycled Fish Executive Director Teeg Stouffer. “But it also depends on healthy waters – both to grow more and bigger fish now, and to ensure healthy lakes, streams and seas for generations to come. It’s a two-pronged approach, and that’s why we’re so excited about this partnership.”

Anglers’ Legacy has signed on more than 180,000 Ambassadors nationwide since its inception in May 2006. Based on a recent RBFF survey, Ambassadors purchase approximately $140 in fishing tackle and equipment, $153 in boating supplies and accessories, and more than three fishing licenses which support critical fish and wildlife management efforts through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

About Recycled Fish
Recycled Fish is a national nonprofit organization made up of anglers committed to living a lifestyle of stewardship both on and off the water. Through education and events, Recycled Fish encourages people to practice catch-and-release, selective harvest, and to conserve and protect our natural resources.

About RBFF
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. 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™.