As I understand correctly that as long as your a "from shore fishing guide" and are being paid, there are no requirements by any agency for that? So this brings me to this next question... If I own a boat and want to go fishing somewhere and want to pay someone to show me where to go, how to do, and ect... and that person is NOT a captain or licensed guide, is that illegal? Reason Im asking is that the other day I saw a person who "hired" this person to show them where to go fishing at and this person is not a captain of any boat or a mate. If this is illegal, what is the state statute and what other law does this fall under (USCG?)? Does for-hire, fishing guide, consult, and charter all fall under the same category?