Aquaculture nets made with Dyneema® keep fish in - and predators out. Combined with easier and safer handling, and lower maintenance costs, nets made with Dyneema® support more sustainable fishing techniques that optimize production while being better for the environment.
Nets made with Dyneema® are approximately only a third of the weight of their nylon equivalents, while remaining strong and durable. This unique strength to weight ratio ensures that nets last much longer than the alternatives, while remaining much easier and safer to handle. They are strong and have excellent bite resistance – making it much harder for predators like seals and turtles to damage and enter the cages, and for farmed fish to bite their way out. Nets made with Dyneema® are also better for the environment, as (per weight) they require less antifouling (required to prevent the buildup of microorganisms) than nylon nets. Furthermore, due to this lower solidity, the water flow in the cage is better, which results in higher oxygen levels. This creates a healthier environment for the fish.