COPPER MESH FOR MARINE ENVIRONMENTS

The Marine Mesh Series combines cutting edge copper alloy technology with more than 80 years of innovation in engineering and wire processing by Mesh Industries Group, to overcome the challenges facing the marine aquaculture industry today.

Our Marine Mesh Series features our patented M-Lokk double knuckle technology, which is 3x stronger than conventional knuckles. Made from copper wire from the world’s leading manufacturers, our nets are engineered to your requirements and offer stable volume, improved FCR, minimal cleaning and maintenance, and are predator proof.

Like every industry aquaculture faces challenges, not just the operating environment but also improving productivity and managing fish health, always with an eye on the bottom line. Our Marine Mesh Series offers an innovative solution to these challenges with real benefits that improve returns.

BENEFITS OF THE MARINE MESH SERIES IN AQUACULTURE

Copper Alloy Mesh is proven to deliver real benefits in marine aquaculture operations.

IMPROVES FISH HEALTH AND PRODUCTION

  • Copper naturally inhibits biofouling enabling better water flow circulation and higher dissolved oxygen levels leading to increased output.
  • The inhibition of biofouling decreases the habitat for, and number of parasites and disease organisms and the use of antibiotics.
  • Cleaning and maintenance requirements are minimized thereby reducing fish stress, leading to improved growth and development, lower mortality and improved FCR.
  • Copper alloy mesh nets maintain their shape against strong ocean currents which prevents crowding and helps maintain high dissolved oxygen that improves yields.

SUPPORTS SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING

  • Copper alloy mesh nets require less logistical support (boats, trucks, barges) resulting in a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Each copper alloy net provides a working life of at least five years and loses little mass over this time.
  • Copper alloy mesh nets are fully recyclable.
  • Endangered species cannot become trapped in copper alloy mesh nets.
  • The initial production of copper alloy mesh includes recycled material, further reducing the emission of CO2 versus traditional polymer nets.
  • Copper loss over the life of the net is shown not to increase copper levels above natural range and has low levels of bioavailability.

PREVENTS PREDATOR ATTACKS AND ESCAPES

  • Strength of copper alloys practically eliminates predator attacks without the use of a predator net.
  • Copper Alloy Mesh nets are suitable for the farming of biting species to prevent escapes.
  • Prevents competition and interbreeding with wild fish stocks

MINIMISES MAINTENANCE TIME AND COSTS

  • Copper Alloy Mesh nets only need to be cleaned 1-2 times per year.
  • Operational costs associated with net cleaning, patching, changing, sterilization and treatment with antifouling coatings are reduced.
  • Waste discharge from cleaning operations is significantly reduced.

MARINE MESH SERIES COPPER ALLOY MESH FEATURES

Mesh Industries Group is the only copper alloy mesh supplier to the aquaculture industry that designs and builds their own manufacturing equipment. Our unique combination of equipment engineering and wire processing experience accumulated over decades means that our mesh is precisely manufactured and assembled to minimise wear and maximise net life. Customisation is our specialty.

  • Aqua series mesh features our Patented MLokk Double Knuckle Technology, M-LOKK.
  • 3x stronger than conventional knuckle technology eliminating risks in conventional knuckles.
  • Prevents the pen from “unzipping” in the event of a broken wire, why risk using any other system.
  • Eliminates loose weave problems created by similar knuckles to reduce material usage and extend net life.
  • Copper alloy mesh nets are fully recyclable.
  • Endangered species cannot become trapped in copper alloy mesh nets.
  • The initial production of copper alloy mesh includes recycled material, further reducing the emission of CO2 versus traditional polymer nets.
  • Copper loss over the life of the net is shown not to increase copper levels above natural range and has low levels of bioavailability.
Lower Limit Upper Limit Tolerance
APERTURE 20mm 50mm +/- 1mm
WIRE DIAMETER 2mm 4mm
ROLL LENGTH Custom
HEIGHT 12 m