Boating Briefs

The names of 252 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty—including 123 who died in 2015—were formally dedicated on Friday evening, during the 28th annual Candlelight Vigil, held on the National Mall and produced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This annual tribute to our nation’s law enforcement officers has become […]

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Boating Briefs

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and law enforcement from around the country prepare for this boating season by participating in a two-week joint training to increase public safety on the nation’s waterways. The training was designed to prepare every law enforcement agency that patrols the state’s rivers and lakes. The course involved 25 officers […]

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Boating Briefs

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced nearly $14 million in grants to 32 states and territories for projects that support recreational boating through the agency’s Boating Infrastructure Grant program, or BIG. Grantees use BIG funds to construct, renovate, and maintain marinas and other facilities with features for transient recreational boats that are 26 feet […]

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Boating Briefs

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the 2016 launch of its State Marketing Programs, a nationwide effort to increase fishing license sales and boat registrations among lapsed participants. New this year, the Fishing License Marketing Program has been packaged as a complete toolkit that state agencies can utilize to reactivate lapsed anglers in their […]

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Boating Briefs

A new scientific research review has been completed as a first step of the AREA-RBFF partnership to develop national angler recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) strategies. This comprehensive literature review will provide a foundation of defendable knowledge that will allow this project to identify effective approaches to increase angling and boating participation. AREA and RBFF […]

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