Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal-food producing sector worldwide. Copper alloy netting improves fish production, leading to healthier fish, higher yields, and lower costs. In addition, copper netting:
- Resists storm damage and lasts longer than traditional netting.
- Reduces predator attacks and fish escapes.
- Stays naturally clean, reduces drag and maintains cage volume.
- Decreases impact of pathogens and parasites, as monitored by farmers.
- Supports sustainable fish farming and is 100% recyclable.
- Minimizes maintenance cost and efforts.
International Copper Association Aquaculture Applications Manager Langley Gace visits an innovative and environmentally-friendly salmon farm in Chile where copper nets are used to produce an abundance of healthy-market-sized fish.
October 3, 2013
Dr. Robert Dwyer, Associate Director for Environment in the Health, Environment and Sustainable Development Initiative for the International Copper Association, will present a poster at the SETAC conference Nov. 17-21 in Nashville, Tenn., on the benefits of replacing anti-foulant coated mesh nets with copper-alloy net pens in Chile. His abstract can be accessed via “LCA as a Measurement Tool for Environmental Performance[...]
October 3, 2013
Nathan Ayer of Earthshift shared key results and insights from a study comparing the environmental impacts of raising salmon in conventional nylon net-pens with copper-alloy mesh pens at the American Center for Lifecycle Assessment – LCA XIII – in Orlando Florida. Ayer presented “Salmon Farming Technology Assessment: Comparative LCA of Atlantic Salmon Culture in Copper-Alloy and Nylon Net-Pens in Chile” on behalf of[...]
August 8, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY/U.S. (6 August 2013) – Key Highlights: International Copper Association displaying samples of copper-alloy mesh at AquaNor in Trondheim, Norway, starting on 13 August. Copper-alloy mesh pens protect fish stock while ensuring safety of local predators such as seals and sea lions. Copper-alloy mesh pens resist biofouling, improve water circulation and reduce maintenance costs. AquaNor opens in Trondheim, Norway, on 13[...]
August 8, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY/U.S. (8 August 2013) – A new Aquaculture Web Library has been launched by the International Copper Association (ICA) under the direction of Langley Gace, Aquaculture Applications Development Manager. The ICA, the leading organization for promoting the use of copper worldwide, has partnered with the aquaculture industry to deploy copper-alloy nets in several regions throughout the world.[...]
August 7, 2013
Bob Dwyer Presentation Title: LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF COPPER ALLOY MESH PENS SESSION: Cage Farming - Technologies and Management SESSION DAY: Saturday, August 10 PRESENTATION TIME: 16:10 Langley Gace PAPER TITLE: THE ECONOMIC AND MECHANICAL BENEFITS OF COPPER ALLOY MESH IN COMMERCIAL AQUACULTURE AND ITS POTENTIAL USE IN OTHER AREAS OF FINFISH FARMING Session Name: Cage Farming - Technologies and Management Session Date: Saturday,[...]