The growing outdoor industry needs adequate infrastructure to continue its upward economic climb   Alexandria, VA – October 30, 2019 – Today, the President and CEO of Temple Fork Outfitters and American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Government Affairs Committee member, Frank-Paul King, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Businesses about the economic impact of outdoor recreation. “Without clean waters and abundant fish populations, the recreational fishing industry simply cannot survive,” said King. “No one wants to…

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New research provides key findings and recommendations for recruiting, retaining and reactivating (R3) anglers ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 30, 2019) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the release of new research, Actionable Strategies for Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3). With support from the Multistate Conservation Grant Program, RBFF worked with Responsive Management to conduct national surveys and focus groups with U.S. residents and R3 professionals, with the intent of developing actionable strategies for angler R3. With key recommendations, RBFF…

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                              Invasive Asian carp are poised to infiltrate the Great Lakes and devastate native species. In areas of the Mississippi River basin where they have taken over, they now comprise up to 97% of fish biomass. If they get into the Great Lakes, they will starve out walleye, trout, salmon and other sportfish. We need Illinois Governor Pritzker’s leadership to help keep them out of the…

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ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 29, 2019) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today released an analysis of consumer audiences within the United States to assess and prioritize opportunity areas for focus. The study surveyed over 3,000 individuals and families, including Hispanics, Millennial families, anglers and boaters. It reveals new insights that can be applied to marketing efforts throughout the fishing & boating industry. “At RBFF, we believe in strong research as the basis of everything we do,” said RBFF…

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Adrian College continues to lead School of the Year race as #2 McKendree University and #3 Murray State close the gap The 2019-2020 race for Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is off to a fast start. With one Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) double points event in the books, point totals are starting to skyrocket and the front-runners in the top 10 are starting to take shape. This week’s update has two new teams…

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