Buddy Guindon is the Executive Director of the Gulf of Mexico Shareholders’ Alliance. His career encompasses more than three decades of fishing industry experience, both as a fishermen and fish house owner and operator, all the while working tirelessly to educate the entire fishing industry on the benefits of sustainable fishing practices for a secure future for Gulf fisheries. He is actively involved in all facets of fishery resources and has focused his experience and efforts on issues such as reallocation and the Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization. Buddy also owns Katie’s Seafood Market and is the largest supplier of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. He is also the “face” of the seafood television advertisements for HEB Food Stores.