Model UR30 - Aquaculture Cage System - based on copper alloy developed specifically for use in marine aquaculture
We develop and market copper-based solutions for marine aquaculture. In addition to net pens for salmon and other species, our development activities include antimicrobial copper surfaces for salmon hatcheries, copper filters for sanitizing recycled water in hatcheries, and antimicrobial copper surfaces for fish transport vessels.
EcoSea Farming’s unique UR30 aquaculture cage system UR30* brass is the result of many years of metallurgical innovation. It is the only copper alloy developed specifically for use in marine aquaculture. Its Ultra Resistant (UR) properties and complete recyclability make it an ideal choice for aquaculture cages. Since the 1990’s Ashimori Industry Company has designed and installed over 300 round and rectangular cages using UR30 mesh, for use in Japan to grow Kampachi, and since 2005 in Tasmania, Australia to raise Atlantic salmon with excellent results. In 2008, in cooperation with Ashimori Industry Company, EcoSea designed and installed in Ilque, Chile, two 30 x 30 x 15 meter deep cages that were retrofitted to an existing platform infrastructure.*UR30 copper alloy is patented by Mitsubishi-Shindoh