Innovation in Aquaculture

Copper Alloy Aquaculture Pens

Copper alloy mesh

EcoSea is the world industry leader in the production, installation, and maintenance of copper alloy aquaculture technology and containment systems. The company has over 4 million invested man-hours, more than 8.5 million fish raised, and over 38,000 metric tons of harvested fish. In addition to performing extensive research and development across five continents, EcoSea holds five patent applications in 154 countries for their copper alloy aquaculture pens and technology.

Copper alloy netting improves both the productivity and sustainability of marine aquaculture production. Key benefits of using copper alloy mesh cages include:

  • Significantly stronger support structure, which allows for 80% larger inner space
  • Larger inner surface area provides better water flow and better circulation
  • Higher levels of dissolved oxygen which inhibit the growth of parasites and pathogens, both bacterial and viral
  • Compared to conventional nylon nets, fish are healthier in copper alloy pens and require significantly fewer antibiotics
  • Copper alloy nets are naturally cleaner and suppress fouling, which reduces both maintenance and the need for anti-fouling chemicals
  • Nets are 100% recyclable
  • The weight and durability of copper alloy nets allows them to maintain their shape and volume in both calm and tsunami-strength ocean waves
  • Require 70% to 85% less cleaning than conventional nylon nets, which increases farming operation time and reduces the labor and cost required for cleaning
  • With EcoSea maintenance, mesh has a life of 10-12 years
  • Copper alloy nets reduce costly attacks by predators and fish escapes

Healthier Fish

Better water flow results in higher levels of dissolved oxygen which inhibit the growth of parasites and pathogens.

Net Stability

The weight and durability of copper alloy nets allow them to maintain their shape and volume in both calm and tsunami-strength ocean waves.