Available in Canada (Campbell River-BC) and
Puerto Montt (Chile).
Due to changing operation protocols and environmental
regulations on the salmon farms, new methods for washing of
nets was required, particularly for nets treated with copper
Badinotti Net Services Canada has net washing services in
Campbell River and Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. The
Campbell River land base net wash operation is equipped to
handle nets with antifouling coatings (e.g. Copper) with
approved concrete containment, waste treatment and
disposal infrastructure. Non coated nets can also be
processed in Campbell River.
At the Campbell River net wash facility all operational
procedures and protocols are CFIA reviewed and approved
as it relates to biosecurity if a fish health event occurs. The
Net wash facility in Campbell River is in a separate location
from the main net service facility to ensure all biosecurity
concerns are minimized but is close enough to maintain
efficiencies of the operation and minimize costs for the
farmers on the transport between the wash and main service
In Port Hardy a washing wall with high pressure cleaning is used
for untreated/uncoated nets only and is located in a
separate area from the main net service facility as well.
All equipment and machinery utilized at the BNSC net wash
facilities are sized and designed to handle the dirtiest fouled
nets including a 65 ton crane, 35,000 lb. Forklift and Drum,
42m3 Net Wash Drum and a 31 meter Wash Wall.