Pure Fishing is proud to support the efforts of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and other conservation partners in encouraging individuals and families to enjoy the outdoors while practicing #ResponsibleRecreation.

CSF, along with other conservation organizations, recently launched the #ResponsibleRecreation campaign as an effort to encourage Americans to responsibly enjoy outdoor recreation while adhering to COVID-19 public health practices and natural resource stewardship principles. Whether participating in hunting, fishing, recreational shooting or other outdoor opportunities, these activities support mental and physical well-being while social distancing and are a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Our nation offers abundant public lands and waters for Americans to enjoy while participating in a variety of activities in a safe and constructive manner. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSF and other partners have been working with governors and other state leaders to keep these viable opportunities open and accessible to the public.

“While fishing has long been about connecting with each other, it’s also the ideal social-distancing activity for those who want to reap the mental and physical benefits of the outdoors while doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Harlan Kent, CEO of Pure Fishing, the parent company to industry-leading brands like Berkley, Abu Garcia, PENN, Ugly Stik and others. “We are proud to stand with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation in encouraging responsible outdoor recreation. Only by being responsible with our actions now can we hope to preserve current fishing opportunities and eventually return to fishing as usual, surrounded by family and friends, while enjoying the wealth of great fisheries found across the country.”

#ResponsibleRecreation seeks to engage all outdoor enthusiasts by encouraging safe and responsible recreation. Maintaining opportunities for these activities also supports critical conservation funding during this time of economic uncertainty, while also supporting the businesses that drive the outdoor recreation economy. To take the #ResponsibleRecreation pledge and learn more about the campaign, please visit www.responsible-recreation.org.