A fully integrated concept to reduce the attachment of sea lice.

The solution provides the best possible conditions for growth, regarding good oxygen supply and optimal animal welfare. The development of the EN Tubenet started in 2011.

Following successful small-scale testing at the Institute of Marine Research and largescale testing by fish farmers, Egersund Net received a patent for Tubenet™ in 2014. In the same year, we also received the recognized GSM Innovation Award at the Aqua Vision conference.

The final product is a safe and functional technical solution, reducing attachment of sea lice and preventing escape. When deployed at the proper time, it can reduce cost, due to less or no need for lice removals. In addition, any holes in the upper part of the net caused by flotsam or vessels will not be a concern, as the fish is enclosed at the deeper part of the net.

The concept will also provide the fish farming industry with a new tool for AGD treatment, using freshwater. Resulting in reduction of chemicals used and reduction of stress on the fish.

A smaller buoyant pen is installed and moored inside the main pen. Attached to the inner pen, a tube made of tarpaulin is extended down to a specified depth. A roof of netting is extracted from the baseline of the tube horizontally to the wall of the outer net.
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By submerging the salmon it will stay below the critical depth in which the sea lice thrives. The salmon is given access to the surface by entering the tube. The tube creates a sea lice-free zone.

The Tubenet™ concept may be integrated in new as well as existing installations.

"The solution for efficient reduction of sea lice"

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tubenot-lusTubenet™ will reduce the occurrence of lice in the fish farm.
tubenot-agd-behandlingTubenet™ also facilitates AGD treatment by using freshwater.
tubenot-hindre-romningTubenet™ will prevent escapees when external damage is caused to the upper areas of the net.
tubenot-reduksjon-av-lusepaaslagLarge-scale trials of Tubenet™ have been performed since May 2014.