"As written, a second-home owner who has legally imported a flats boat, paid duty on it, registered it, could no longer take that boat out himself to fish," White says. "He would have to hire a registered guide. Not to mention, there is no system in place currently for any type of guide certification or registration. It says foreigners cannot own lodges — only Bahamian citizens and permanent residents. Every foreign business in the Bahamas, not just fishing lodges, has gone through a lengthy and arduous process with the Foreign Investment Board and received approval to conduct business. I think it’s a mistake to word it in such a manner."