BEACH HAVEN CHARTER FISHING ASSOCIATION JUNIOR MATES TRAINING PROGRAM
The Organizational Meeting for the 2008 BHCFA Junior Mate Training Program will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 19, 2008.
Registration Night will be held at the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History, Dock Road at West Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ. The Museum Phone Number is 609-492-0202. Parking is available on the east side of the Museum or on the street where marked.
Call Capt. John at 609-290-3349 or Capt. Fran at 609–868-8970 for details about the BHCFA Junior Mate Training Program.
Training Schedule - Every Thursday evening from late June into August.
Program Cost - $25 plus cost of U.S. Coast Guard approved random drug test program including the "pre-employment" test. All Junior Mates must be enrolled in a random drug test program and have had their "pre-employment" tests prior to being allowed on any BHCFA Member Captain's boat. See information in Training Night 1 below regarding the random drug test program almost all BHCFA Captains use.
Junior Mate applicants should reach their 13th birthday or older by this coming August 1. Interested applicants who will not be 13 by August 1, 2008 should look forward to joining the program when they reach the year when they will turn 13 by August 1.
This is a serious charter boat crew-training program. We expect all Junior Mates who enroll to participate and learn more about the sport they love ... fishing. It is not a recreational program per se. Only qualified candidates will receive their Charter Boat Mate Certification.
Junior Mates only earn pay when their assigned BHCFA Member Captain decides the Junior Mate has earned pay. The dedication of time and effort is what the Junior Mate invests to learn the trade.
Parents are welcome to attend the Thursday night Training Meetings.
From all the Captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association