Due to the space available and advances in remote accessed and AI technologies, Open Ocean Aquaculture has rapidly become the new frontier in the future growth of marine aquaculture.
Mesh Industries fully supports the efforts of governments around the world in developing frameworks for open ocean and offshore fish farming regulations.
The benefits of open ocean and offshore fish farming regulations accrue to all stakeholders in the industry and we would like to spotlight the efforts of the Pacific Rim governments in New Zealand, Chile and the USA in working with industry to advance regulatory environments supportive of the development of sustainable open ocean and offshore fish farming industries.
A pathway to lower salmon farm production costs found in published studies has been validated in commercial salmon farm operations in southern Chile. Due to the natural repression of biofouling by the Copper Alloy Mesh nets farm activities such as cleaning and maintenance lead to a reduction in fuel consumption (-15%) and labour hours (-79.6%) per metric ton of production.
Copper alloy mesh is used in freshwater and saltwater aquaculture and fish farming cages, desalination units and to protect offshore structures. Copper, the most noble of the metals in common use, has excellent resistance to corrosion in the atmosphere and in fresh water with copper nickel alloy having superior corrosion resistance in seawater.