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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Boating Briefs

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council, which advises the U.S. Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and related matters, is soliciting applications for 2017 appointments. NBSAC will consider applications for these positions, which will become vacant on Dec. 31: two official state representatives for boating safety programs, three representatives of recreational boat and associated […]

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Boating Briefs

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has improved TakeMeFishing.org to help meet its mission of growing participation in recreational fishing and boating, and generating awareness of aquatic conservation. Designed to act as a mentor, guide and tool that breaks down initial barriers to getting involved in fishing and boating, the new TakeMeFishing.org is geared towards […]

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Boating Briefs

The Coast Guard Auxiliary and the BoatU.S. Foundation partnered to create a state-of-the-art online interactive navigation course. Modern Marine Navigation provides the recreational boater with a comprehensive navigation training program. The program has been approved by the Coast Guard Navigation Center and is now available to the public at http://www.boatus.org/navigation/.

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Boating Briefs

In response to member surveys, the American Boat & Yacht Council has announced enhancements to its certification programs that will further increase the premier reputation of ABYC-certified technicians as well as maximize the customer experience: ABYC is introducing CEU program requirements, similar to other familiar industries including the automotive repair service industry. Obtained CEUs will […]

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