Issues in Aquaculture Netting Materials

Various materials, including nylon, polyester, polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyamide (PA), plastic-coated welded wire, rubber, patented rope products, galvanized steel and copper are used for netting in aquaculture fish enclosures around the world. The material strength of net panels made with PA, PP and PE gets reduced when exposed to sunlight (UV), wind, rain, acid rain, etc. Materials being soft may also be broken by crabs and fish with strong dentations leading to fish escape from the cage. By inhibiting microbial growth, copper alloy aquaculture cages avoid biofouling costly net changes that are necessary with other materials.

 

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