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.