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Country Reports


Mexico
Ocean Garden Products

Rabobank, the 25th largest bank in the world, with over $600 billion in total assets and operations in 38 countries, provides advice on specialized agro-industrial transactions in Latin America. It has a well-established track record in the seafood industry, having advised on the acquisition of Bumble Bee by Center Partners and of Ocean Garden Products, Inc., by a consortium of leading Mexican shrimp producers.

Rabobank is the only private bank in the world to be awarded the highest credit ratings from both Standard & Poor's (AAA) and Moody's (Aaa), and it is ranked as the world's third safest bank by Global Finance magazine. From its offices in Santiago, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and New York, Rabobank provides a full suite of specialized financial services for clients in the food, beverage and agribusiness industries.

Source: PR Newswire (an online news release service). Rabobank Advises Chilean Salmon Producer Robinson Crusoe on Strategic Alliance with Market Leader AquaChile (http://sev.prnewswire.com/banking-financial-services/20060105/NYTH13205012006-1.html). January 5, 2006.


Thailand
Bonding with the United States

Exporters of shrimp from the "dumping" countries—China, India, Vietnam, Ecuador, Brazil and Thailand—must post a bond equal in value to their expected exports for the entire year in order to export shrimp to the United States.

The Thai Commerce Ministry and the Thai Bankers' Association will map out a financial assistance plan in January 2006 to help the shrimp exporters.

Poj Aramwattananont, president of the Thai Frozen Foods Association, said Thai shrimp exporters would have to come up with more than $100 million in bank guarantees to meet the bonding requirements.
 
Somkid Jatusripitak, Thai Commerce Minister, said Thailand would file a petition with the World Trade Organization claiming that the United States was employing unfair trade practices that targeted Thai shrimp. It will take about one-and-a-half to two years for the petition to go through the legal process.

Source: Seafood.com (an online, fee-based, fisheries news service). Thai banks to provide financial assistance to shrimp exporters to meet $100 million bond requirement. Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com). January 6, 2006.


United States
Nevada-Las Vegas-The 99¢ Shrimp Cocktail

Anthony Curtis, founder and publisher of the monthly Las Vegas Advisor, posts a list of the ten best deals in Las Vegas to his website. Number two on that list: The 99¢ shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate, a landmark hotel in downtown Las Vegas. At his website, Curtis says, "Hand the cashier at the Golden Gate Deli a buck and she'll hand you a tulip glass full of Bay shrimp (#2). If you want celery or lettuce filler, you'll have to get your cocktail someplace else; it's all shrimp and cocktail sauce here."

The Golden Gate first offered the 99¢ shrimp cocktail in 1959, for 50¢, when the owner wanted to "do something different in the desert," according to current Golden Gate owner Mark Brandenburg. "The price was changed in 1991 to 99¢. That was pretty tough for the locals to bear, but the place was losing about $300,000 a year on the shrimp."

Your 99 cents gets you a large helping of medium-size shrimp served in a spicy cocktail sauce in ice cream sundae glasses. The same glass filled with large shrimp is $2.99.

Brandenburg says, "We now serve more than 800,000 cocktails a year, and we are still losing money, but not quite as much as before."

Sources: 1. The Las Vegas Advisor Website. Top Ten (http://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/topten.cfm). Site visit on January 8, 2006. 2. St. Petersburg Times (newspaper, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA). When saving is the object: Fun at all costs (http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/06/Travel/When_saving_is_the_ob.shtml). Robert N. Jenkins. November 6, 2005.


United States
Pennsylvania-Zeigler Bros.-Sergio Nates

"To friends and colleagues,

Effective December 30, 2005, I submitted my resignation as Vice President of Research and Technology at Zeigler Bros., Inc. [shrimp feeds, Gardners, Pennsylvania]. The past five years have been exciting for me because of what Zeigler does and what it represents to the aquaculture industry--and because of all of you. I am proud of what we have accomplished together and your support throughout these past years is greatly appreciated.

I have accepted the position of President of the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization with headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me as I can always be reached at this email address [below]. With many thanks, Sergio Nates."

Source: The Shrimp List (a mailing list for shrimp farmers, "shrimp-subscribe@yahoogroups.com"). Subject: [shrimp] New job - Sergio Nates. From: Sergio Nates (callianassa@yahoo.com). May 9, 2006.



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