Alexandria, VA – June 24, 2019 – The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the launch of the Outdoor Recreation Learning Network – of which the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) is a founding sponsor – to help governors and their staff leverage their states’ unique natural, cultural and historical outdoor recreation resources to advance economic, workforce, health and environmental benefits. “ORR is proud to partner with the National Governors Association to launch the game-changing Outdoor Recreation Learning Network,” said Jessica Wahl,…

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ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 8, 2019) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today released an analysis of state and national trends in fishing license sales confirming the effectiveness of R3 efforts on growth. The research, done in partnership with the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and carried out by Southwick Associates, looks at license data and participation rates over a 25-year period. Twelve states were selected to represent different rates of growth or…

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  This past weekend, President Trump announced his Administration would not be imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports while the United States and China continue to negotiate a more permanent trade agreement. This means that while existing Section 301 tariffs remain in effect, the Administration will not move forward at this time with the new additional tariffs proposed on May 13, 2019, which included fishing equipment. “The recreational fishing industry should be able to breathe easier now that President Trump…

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A big challenge for many R3 agencies and organizations is effectively engaging the next generation of anglers. One solution is Into The Outdoors, a new innovative program that’s giving the entire R3 community free educational media that connects with today’s youth and empowers kids to make decisions about outdoor pursuits in three ways: online media, television, and peer-driven classroom learning. This new program, Getting Families Fishing, has been created and distributed by the Emmy-winning Into the Outdoors Education Network through…

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  New board members bring a wide-range of experience and expertise    Alexandria, VA – June 13, 2019 – Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors. Their three-year terms begin October 1, 2019. ASA is the national trade association that represents the sportfishing industry. At-Large seats went to: Charlie Davis, Category Director-Fishing, Plano Synergy – New board member Bob Hunter, Vice President of Merchandising – Fish/Camp/Marine &…

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