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Seawire - Aquaculture Wire

Seawire

Healthy, low-maintenance environment for fish farming

Seawire® is a copper wire that solves one of the biggest problems with offshore fish farming. It creates a natural protective surface oxide on which organisms such marine vegetarion will not grow.

Seawire® is resistant to barnacles, algae and other organisms that often disrupt the flow of water and create a breeding ground for diseases and infections in the aquaculture.

 

Benefits

When used for mesh cages Seawire® will:

  • reduce cleaning and maintenance costs
  • improve the health and environment for fish
  • increase water flow
  • offer superior durability against currents and predators
  • offer advantages in cage construction

 

Applications

The potential for Seawire is huge with applications ranging from lobster and crab traps to cages for all imaginable types of aquaculture including some species that were previously unsuitable for farming.

 

Seawire® is available in three new copper alloy wires.  It is also available as a smaller diameter wire, which is lighter in weight when compared with conventional copper wire-based solutions, delivering additional savings on raw material and downstream transportation costs.

Wire

Diametres
0.012" - 1.000" 0,3mm - 25mm

Mesh

Standard dimensions
0.5" x 0.5" x 0.92 lbs/f2 13mm x 13mm x 4,4 kg/m2
1.0" x 1.0" x 0.46 lbs/f2 25mm x 25mm x 2,2 kg/m2
2.0" x 4.0" x 0.19 lbs/f2 50mm x 100mm x 0,9 kg/m2
Coil sizes
Width 24" - 120" 600mm - 300mm
Standard length - 100" 30m

 

Fasteners

Available in a wide variety including:

  • Staples
  • Nuts/bolts
  • Crimp ties
  • Screws
  • Rivets

Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector. Around 70 percent of the world's fish species are quickly becoming depleted*, so the need for more sustainable fish farming has never been greater.

*United Nations Environment Progamme

Copper in fish farming

The development of copper alloy mesh for aquaculture applications has been evolving over the last 30 years. Seawire™ has the potential to make a significant impact by offering a solution that supports sustainable, humane fish farming practices.



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