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Junior Mate Program Application Information

If you are interested in joining the Junior Mate Program, here are the key details you should know about the application process:


Junior Mate applicants should have reached their 13th birthday or be older by August 1 of the year they wish to join. If you will not be 13 by August 1, you should plan to apply for the program in the year when you will turn 13 by that date.

Program Cost

The cost to join the Junior Mate Program is $50. Additionally, applicants are required to pay $25 for a U.S. Coast Guard-approved random drug test, including the “pre-employment” test. The total cost to apply for the program, therefore, is $75.

Drug Test Requirement

All Junior Mates must be enrolled in the “American Professional Captains Association” random drug test program and have had their “pre-employment” test prior to being allowed on any BHCFA Member Captain’s boat with paying passengers aboard.

We strongly recommend that any potential Junior Mate join the APCA Drug Test Program prior to the first Thursday evening training meeting of the season since initial processing of the “pre-employment” test takes time.

Application Process

To apply for the Junior Mate Program, please complete the Junior Mate Membership Application. As part of the application process, you will need to provide:

Junior Mate’s Application

Junior Mate’s Application

This is an interactive form that will be emailed over to us.

Child Information

Note: All Applications are subject to vote either by the Executive Committee or of the Active Membership.
**Must be 13 by August 1**



Parental Contact Information


In addition to the application, you will also need to submit:

Additional Information

For any further queries about the application process, please call Capt. Max Goldman @ 609-384-3969 or Capt. Nick Perello @ 609-678-7141.

Remember, this schedule and curriculum are tentative and subject to change. Please watch the Junior Mate web page on for updates!

We look forward to your participation in our program and your growth as a future professional in charter fishing.