This program is designed to train participants to become freelance flats fishing guides or to prepare them to work within a fishing lodge. Participants will have both theoretical and practical application. For the more experienced guides their knowledge of the marine environment will be broadened, and their business acumen enhanced. The program has a strong science component where students gain an understanding of fish biology and behavior and marine environment and conservation. Students have the opportunity to exit the program with various certificates such as: Bahama Host Certificate, Captains License – B Class and Emergency First Responders Training Certificate. This course will meet the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs requirements to obtain a flat fishing guide business license. This certification has also been endorsed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, and The Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation.