Stephen Cadiz – Former Transport Minister says Ocean Flower 2 Presence Locally, an Embarrassment. – Power 102 FM

There are many questions today on the presence of the Ocean Flower 2 in Trinidad and Tobago’s waters.

The passenger ferry is now in T&T’s waters and its owner Bridgeman Services Group Limited says the vessel is here for “a pre-planned dry-docking” following its repositioning from Asia.

However reports indicate that Bridgemans has also put in a new bid for the sea bridge and had a representative present during public tenders opened by the Port Authority of T&T yesterday.

Former Transport Minister Steven Cadiz says the presence of the Ocean Flower 2 in T&T’s waters is now the symbol embarrassment that is the failed procurement process for vessels for Trinidad and Tobago.

He said that Ministry’s handling of the presence of the vessel also raises important questions.

Cadiz fishing sector attends Dubai fair – FIS


SeaFex fair. (Photo: SeaFex)

Cadiz fishing sector attends Dubai fair


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 02:50 (GMT + 9)

Representatives of the Cadiz fishing sector are present in Dubai to participate in SeaFex, the fair dedicated to the sea inside the World Trade Center, that is taking place in this emirate these days.

Specifically, eleven companies and entities moved to this attractive Asian client’s place. These include Petaca Chico, Fishermen’s Association of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Organization of Artisanal Producers of Lonja de Conil, Organization of Aquaculture Producers in the Open Sea of ​​Conil, Local Action Group of Coastal Fishing Cadiz-Strait, Federation of Fishermen’s Association of Cádiz, Organization of Tuna Fisheries Producers, Southgate Advisors, Naturix Esteros Andaluces and Aquafarm.

The activity is organized by the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge, through Extenda and has benefited from Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI). Fairs like this, explained the Board, are an opportunity to attract new customers, improve business opportunities and establish business synergies.

As for SeaFex fair in Dubai, it covers the entire fish and sea product industry and has an extensive database of quality buyers from the international market. It is one of the meeting places for producers in the Middle East and North Africa, hence its strategic importance.

This year, the event is celebrating its sixth edition. In 2016, the SeaFex Dubai fair served as a platform for 110 international exhibitors, who presented their firms and products in a fair of 11,562 square metres.

In this edition, this event brought together more than 13,000 professional visitors, who came to inform themselves and to know the different companies of the sector and the different products of the sea that they offer, as well as all type of innovations referring to the industry.

The truth is that Cadiz has much to say about the export of fish and shellfish. According to data from Extenda, Cádiz, with EUR 90 million, covers 62 per cent of all Andalusian exports in this sector. In addition, latest statistics reveal it represents a 26.6 per cent growth in sales volume.

The most exported products by Cadiz are frozen fish, with 40 million, 45 per cent; followed by fresh or chilled fish, with 29.7 million, 33 per cent; and frozen, dried or brine molluscs and crustaceans and invertebrates, with 17.1 million, 18.9 per cent.

The main destinations of the fish and seafood from Cadiz have been the Italian market, with 16.7 million, 18.5 per cent; followed by Portugal, with 14.1 million, 15.6 per cent; and Mauritius, with 12.2 million euros, 13.5 per cent. Fourth is Seychelles, with 9.4 million, 10.4 per cent; Japan, with 8.1 million, 9.1 per cent; Madagascar, with 5.8 million, 6.5 per cent; United States, with 3.9 million, 4.3 per cent; Côte d’Ivoire, with 3.2 million, 3.6 per cent; Ecuador, with 2.6 million, 2.9 per cent; and France, with 2.2 million, 2.5 per cent.

In 2016 (last full year), the number of Cadiz companies exporting fish, shellfish and their processed products was 101, of which 44 are regular exporters (more than four years exporting), which accounted for 84 per cent of sales.

Source: La Voz de Cádiz

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Cadiz, KY woman killed in crash in Arkansas – WPSD – WPSD Local 6

LONOKE COUNTY, AR (ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE) — A Cadiz, Kentucky woman was killed in a crash in Arkansas early Tuesday morning.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says the crash happened just before 3:00 a.m. on Interstate 40 in Lonoke County.

The paper says 28-year-old Taylor Renfrow of Cadiz was driving west on I-40 when he rear-ended another car. His car then skidded and caught on fire.

Renfrow was taken to a hospital in Little Rock. His passenger, 31-year-old Caroline Renfrow died at the scene.

Cadiz, KY woman killed in crash in Arkansas – WPSD Local 6

LONOKE COUNTY, AR (ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE) — A Cadiz, Kentucky woman was killed in a crash in Arkansas early Tuesday morning.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says the crash happened just before 3:00 a.m. on Interstate 40 in Lonoke County.

The paper says 28-year-old Taylor Renfrow of Cadiz was driving west on I-40 when she rear-ended another car. Her car then skidded and caught on fire.

Renfrow was taken to a hospital in Little Rock. Her passenger, 31-year-old Caroline Renfrow died at the scene.