Our Dyneema® fiber is being used for a new generation of ecologically sound fishing nets – from the biggest commercial operations to the weekend amateur.
Apart from the boat itself, netting and ropes represent probably the most important investment in commercial fishing. The economics are simple: Fuel costs are driven by the weight of load-nets, ropes, and their resultant ‘drag’ through the water. Dyneema absorbs no water at all and offers the lowest weight available for its strength. That strength – 15 times stronger than steel – also comes into play by greatly reducing breakage and equipment failure.
From industrial fish farmers to the lone fisherman operating from Brazil to Bangladesh, stronger nets simply mean less fish escape. Many fish (sea bass, sea bream, cod) actually bite – which makes strong, but light netting essential. Because Dyneema has a world record strength-to-weight ratio we enable farms to increase their enclosures without increasing weight, staff or machinery. Just as importantly, we stop fisherman, their families and communities missing out on a meal.