Florida Sea Grant, University of Florida IFAS Extension, and the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are partnering to offer captains a Florida Friendly Fishing Guide (FFFG) certification.

Through an online course, captains will learn the best practices for fishing, scientific information, and Florida fisheries management.

Guides who successfully complete the program will become certified and will receive a listing on the FFFG website, a weatherproof decal, and rights to the FFFG logo for use in their marketing material.

The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau is exploring ways this program can be incorporated into its marketing plan. The program will launch soon and we will share additional information in a future edition of Have You Heard.