Copper alloy nets helps improve fish harvesting and increase the world’s food supply. Copper netting improves the harvest by collecting healthier fish in larger amounts at a lower cost.
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.
Following the recent COP26 Climate Change Conference it’s a good time to highlight the role Copper Alloy Mesh can play in CO2 Emissions Reduction for Sustainable Fish Farming. A 2015 Life Cycle Assessment was conducted and jointly published by EarthShift and the International Copper Association. It compared a range of farm input and environmental output measures, including the CO2 emissions, of a salmon farm employing 20 Copper Alloy Mesh cages and salmon farms that deployed traditional nylon mesh nets in Chile.
In 2015 a study demonstrated the opportunity to improve salmon farm performance through lower production costs and better environmental outcomes using copper alloy mesh.