Media CoverageNBC-2: Captains helping captains: Fund keeps fishing guides afloat during pandemic

July 9, 2020
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Published by NBC2, July 8th 2020
Reporter: Sean Martinelli

As a fishing captain, Ozzie Lessinger is used to leading the way. But a detour through the uncharted waters known as coronavirus has left him struggling to stay afloat.

“In April and May… almost every single customer that was on my calendar traveling here canceled,” Lessinger said.

Despite the lack of business, Lessinger recently received a bit of relief thanks to a fund started by Captains for Clean Water, a non-profit focused on cleaning Florida’s waterways.