The Sport Fishing Institute of BC (SFI) and go2HR – the resource for people in tourism developed and launched an Industry Training Authority approved Tidal Angling Guide (TAG) certification program in 2010. First of its kind in North America, the program encompasses Transport Canada requirements including the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency certification (SVOP). The SVOP and other certificates are federal requirements for non-pleasure, passenger carrying vessels operating on the BC coast. Acknowledgement by the ITA and the Province now recognize TAG as a professional trade.
Development of the program began in 2008 and was fully approved by the Province, go2HR and the SFI and launched in 2010. Experienced and new guides participated in the design of training and assessment tools that established best standards and practices for BC’s tidal angling guides.
SFI CTAG operate to the highest standards in North America and are well-trained, professional, experienced, knowledgeable and safe.
The distinctive red CTAG logo may only be displayed and promoted by Certified Guides who maintain current trade requirements and have agreed to operate according to a set of Principles developed by and for practicing guides on the BC coast.
Establishing Best Standards and Practices for the sport fishing industry and guiding community;
A working group composed of 22 volunteer stakeholders from various backgrounds and locations along the coast began meeting in January 2008 with input and advice from;
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