Bubba Cochrane, President
Captain Bubba Cochrane fishes out of his homeport in Galveston, Texas on his boat the f/v Chelsea Ann. He has been fishing for as long as he can remember - starting out on a charter boat when he was 17, and fishing commercially in the charter off-season, Bubba eventually became a full-time commercial fisherman. In his role as President, he supports and provides leadership to both the Shareholders' Alliance and Gulf Wild. He is passionate about the sustainability of Gulf fisheries and works to protect the heritage of fishing for his family, especially his son, Connor.
Buddy Guindon, Founding Member and Executive Director
Buddy has worked in the fishing industry for 30+ years as both a fishermen and fish house owner operator at Katie's Seafood Market in Galveston. He has experience working on both the state and federal levels to assist in the implementation of IFQ's into the red snapper fishery and a staunch advocate of education, especially the benefits of sustainable fishing practices that will secure the future of Gulf fisheries. With Buddy's leadership skills and first hand knowledge of fishery issues, the Shareholders' Alliance is strengthening its ability to address complicated discussions within the fishery - particularly with respect to reallocation and MSA reauthorization.
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