NETMINDER® LLC – An Eco-friendly Aquaculture Solution | Company
NETMINDER® is an Eco-friendly Aquaculture Solution that protects netting from UV degradation, minimizes biofouling and reduces drag. NETMINDER® is a viable alternative to copper and organotin-based antifouling coatings.
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An Eco-friendly Aquaculture Solution

NETMINDER’s mission is to increase the sustainable efficacy of saltwater nets, traps, and related equipment by dramatically decreasing underwater fouling with nontoxic products.

 

NETMINDER® is a viable alternative to copper and organotin-based antifouling coatings. Instead of utilizing the archaic methods of controlling biofouling by leaching toxic materials into the environment, NETMINDER® creates an inhospitable surface making it difficult for biofouling organisms to attach to netting. NETMINDER® has proven effective in laboratory and field tests performing as well as or better than copper and organotin-based products.

 

When immersed in oxygenated water, the NETMINDER® generates low levels of peroxides. Peroxides at low concentrations effectively control the settling larvae of biofouling organisms. These peroxides are only present on the coating surface and quickly dissociate back into oxygen and water. This self-polishing action assists with biofouling control and exposes new photoactive sites. NETMINDER® is the only viable product available to the aquaculture industry that is both effective and safe.

EFFECTIVE

100%

ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE

100%
STEVE FISHER

STEVE FISHER

Steve Fisher, President/CEO has 40 years of global coatings business management experience, 35 years with PPG Industries. He left his last position with PPG as Global Director of Marine Coatings to concentrate on the aquaculture industry and its protective coating requirements. His last 7 years has been spent consulting and developing knowledge and relationships within the aquaculture protective coatings industry. His relationship with Alex Walsh has developed over the last 7 years and includes partnerships formed when Steve was Director of Planning and Development at PPG and Alex was President of ePaint.

 

Contact: sfisher@netminder.us

ALEX WALSH

ALEX WALSH

Alex Walsh, Director of Research and Product Development, has 20 years’ experience developing non-toxic solutions for biofouling control. Mr. Walsh invented the NETMINDER® of protective coatings for shell and finfish farmers, fishermen, and watermen.

 

Contact: mwalsh@netminder.us