Fish cleaning system

An artificial seaweed forest, produced in environmentally friendly PVC, protects cleaner fish as well as gives them a natural habitat – without emitting microplastic. 

Cost-effective, durable and environmentally friendly 

An artificial seaweed forest, produced in environmentally friendly PVC, protects cleaner fish as well as gives them a natural habitat – without emitting microplastic. 

While traditional plastic seaweed forests have to be replaced every six to seven months, our PVC seaweed tolerates up to three times as much time in the ocean. After this it is removed and returned to Protan for recycling into new PVC products. Furthermore, by using Protan’s seaweed forest, fish farmers significantly reduce the use of rope, which is known to be one of the worst environmental offenders.  

Protan has also replaced environmentally damaging lead with larvicite stone to hold the seaweed in place during rough seas. 

With a fish cleaning station in combination with Protan’s equally environmentally friendly lice skirt, there is also no need to use chemicals for de-licing. 

Protan has a vast portfolio of aquaculture textiles in stock at all times, ensuring short delivery times and flexibilty for our customers. 

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Jan Børge Harsvik - Key Account Manager Aquaculture

Jan Børge Harsvik

Key Account Manager Aquaculture

Protan’s technical textiles for ocean industries

  • 100% recyclable material, free from lead and microplastic. 
  • Extremely durable: Long lifespan, minimal maintenance, low cost. 
  • Approved for drinking water. 
  • Reduces microplastic in the ocean. 
  • At the end of their lifespan, our products can be recirculated via our recovery scheme reception scheme and subsequently reused/recycled. 
  • Produced and developed in Norway

Protan BlueSafe®

Protan BlueSafe is a series of innovative and completely recyclable PVC covers that will help the aquaculture industry to solve many of the environmental challenges it faces.

Protan BlueSafe products meet the ocean industries’ need for sustainability, biosecurity and food safety.

The cover does not emit microplastics, is specially developed for use in salt water and is approved for drinking water storage.

Being completely smooth, organisms are 70 percent less likely to grow on its surface, thus reducing maintenance costs and increasing lifespan.

PVC lice skirt

PVC lice skirt

This lice skirt with a splash edge keeps salmon parasites out of the salmon cages. Developed and produced in Norway, it is made of 100% recyclable materials. 

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Enclosed cage system

Enclosed cage system

Protan is part of a large group of experts who are developing and testing an enclosed cage system. The PVC covering not only prevents fish from escaping, but also meets a range of strict performance and environmental requirements.   

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Protan BlueSafe

Protan BlueSafe

Protan BlueSafe is a series of innovative and completely recyclable PVC covers that will help the aquaculture industry to solve various types of environmental challenges. Protan BlueSafe products meet the ocean industries’ requirements for sustainability, biosecurity and food safety. 

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