On Friday August 24th, I had the opportunity to team up with Capt. Nick Fischer in order to tour Governor Candidate Ron Desantis around the Caloosahatchee River. The group included, Ron Desantis and a couple of his staff, the mayor of Cape Coral, and scientist from the Conservancy of SWFL. During the tour, the scientist explained the multitude of problems and contributing factors to the blue green algae outbreak. They also discussed solutions both temporary and long term. We were also given the opportunity to explain the impact on our entire industry, and the hardships this has created on most of the industries throughout SWFL. Desantis was very receptive to the conversations and was very knowledgeable on the issues at hand. He also did not hesitate to call out the Big Sugar industry for their contributions to the problem. This was a very cool opportunity and I hope Desantis is elected and able to be an ally to fix the problems.