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JOINT VENTURES/LICENSING

8902 Fishing vessels

Product data: Refrigerated tuna fishing vessels. Specifications/technical data, U.S. dollar value: NA. Quantity: four. Purchase needed: asap. Vessels to operate under joint venture agreement.

Response data: From manufacturers only: no. Language: Spanish or English. Best way to respond: fax, phone. Information desired: characteristics of vessels offered. Primary buying factor: fishing capacity. Seeks joint venture agreement.

Company data: Large fishing firm/exporter of frozen/processed fish. Established: 1980. Employees: 100. Annual sales: over US$250,000. Member of business chamber: Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce; Chamber of Industries and Spanish-Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce. Bank ref: Banco del Pacifico, P. Ycaza 200, Guayaquil, Ecuador. U.S. firms represented: Miami Seafood Inc., 7337 NW 37th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33147-5800; Treasure Isle Inc., P.O. Box 408, Dover, Fla. 33527; Northwestern Meat Imports Co., 549 Main St., Vacaville, Calif. 95689.

Post remarks: Interested in entering into joint-venture agreement with U.S. firms capable of providing refrigerated fishing vessels to operate under firm's license to fish in Ecuadorian waters. Frozen/canned tuna will be sold locally/exported to United States/other countries. Firm is authorized to operate a 2,611 net registered ton fishing fleet.

Contact: Hugo Alban Nuques, Executive President, Fracusa-Frigorificos Acuario SA, Brasil No. 100, P.O. Box 145, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Tel: 593-2 400551-402276. Fax: 593-2 444753.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Guayaquil, APO AA

34039. Refer to: P004.

Ecuador - Joint Venture Abroad