Nexus Blue proposes a public-private partnership investment strategy featuring the following two components:
- Upon establishing a project company special purpose vehicle (NexusCo), invest $2.1 million in a subsidiary of NexusCo (referred to hereafter as FIMSCo), which would be dedicated to the development and implementation of a comprehensive Fisheries Information Management System (FIMS). The FIMS would have two interdependent components: 1) At sea, “On-the-Water” IT infrastructure and tools for data collection, monitoring, traceability, and enforcement; and 2) Port-Based IT Infrastructure and tools for catch accounting, market transparency/efficiency, traceability, and enforcement.
- Simultaneously invest $30.6 million in a second subsidiary NexusCo, referred to as “PortCo”, which would be dedicated towards port infrastructure renovations and long-term operations of the General Santos Fish Port Complex. Specifically, this would restore the port to the environmental, safety, sanitation and food safety standards that it was originally designed to meet, increase the efficiency and quality of operations, logistics, post-harvest services (processing and cold storage facilities) and market activities, to the benefit of GenSan’s users. In addition, management and operational efficiencies promise to put GenSan back on a path to financial viability, and establish a world-class operation that can serve as a model throughout the region.