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Executive Summary - Participation in Boating and Fishing: A literature review
Executive Summary Only: The purpose of this project was to assist the RBFF by reviewing the existing literature available on participation by individual market segments in recreational angling and boating. The RBFF has identified five criteria which priority market segments
RBFF - Assessment of Needs to Increase Sport Fishing Participation
This report summarizes the major findings and implications of a study on Americans' interest in and attitudes toward recreational fishing. The purpose of this project is to provide information and strategies to state fish and wildlife agencies, industry, non-government organizations and federal agencies to assist in efforts to keep current anglers fishing and to encourage those who do not fish to fish.
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RBFF - Developing a National Outreach Strategy for Recreational Fishing and Boat
The Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council initiated a process for developing a strategic plan for a national outreach and communications program. The purpose was to increase recreational fishing and boating participation and heighten participants' awareness of the need for aquatic resource conservation.
RBFF - Factors Related to Recreational Boating Participation in the United State
Factors Related to Recreational Boating Participation in the United States A Review of the Literature.
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RBFF - Hunters and Anglers Attitudes Toward Boating Safety, the Use of Personal
A reprot by responsive Management on attitudes towards PFDs and messages that that best communicate the message to wear personal flotation devices.
RBFF - Introducing Women of Color and Low-Income Women to Natural Resource Based
Recently, BOW held its Barriers II conference: "Introducing Women of Color and Low-Income Women to Natural Resource Based Recreation: Barriers and Strategies." Eleven states were represented at the conference, which also included about one-third "target audience" participants
RBFF - New Survey concludes Boaters Happier, Healthier
A recent survey conducted by Impulse Research Corporation, found that boaters are healthier and happier than their non-boating counterparts. The online survey was conducted with a random sample of 1,029 men and women selected to closely match US population demographics. Read the press release.
RBFF - Participation and Expenditure Patterns of African-American, Hispanic, and
Participation and Expenditure Patterns of African-American, Hispanic, and Women Hunters and Anglers; Addendum to the 1996 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation.
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RBFF - Saltwater Angler Expenditures in the U.S.
This three-part National Marine Fisheries Service study on Saltwater Angler Expenditures in the U.S. provides state-level estimates for angler trip and durable good expenditures by fishing mode (party/charter, private/rental boat and shore) and by state resident/non-resident status. With the exception of TX, AK and HI, estimates are provided for all coastal states. Trip expenditure categories include transportation, food, lodging, fuel, charter and launch fees, equipment rental, bait and ice. Expenditure categories for durable and semi-durable goods used primarily for saltwater fishing include equipment and tackle, boat purchases, boat expenses, electronics, camping equipment, binoculars, clothing and more
RBFF - Understanding an Urban Fishery: Braunig Lake and Calaveras Lake, San Anto
Braunig Lake and Calaveras Lake, two reservoirs within twenty miles of San Antonio, Texas, are heavily used for outdoor recreation by the population of the surrounding areas. This study was undertaken through a cooperative effort between the Human Dimensions of Fisheries Laboratory at Texas A&M University, City Public Service Board of San Antonio, San Antonio River Authority, and Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW).
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Research within the Reserve System
The National Estuarine Research Reserves serve as living laboratories for on-site staff, visiting scientists and graduate students. Since its inception, a main goal of the program has been to ensure a stable environment for research through long-term protection of reserve system resources. The reserves serve as platforms for long-term research and monitoring, as well as reference sites for comparative studies.