In recent years, aquaculture, which is the rearing of aquatic plant and animal species, has developed exponentially throughout the world, with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) being a great precursor of these marine culture techniques for their essential role in the food, nutrition and employment of millions of people, especially in developing countries. Likewise, aquaculture makes an important contribution to the conservation and sustainable use of the seas, oceans and marine resources.
Since the 1980s, the techniques used in aquaculture have become enormously professional and today the most common crops around the world are edible fish (finfish, molluscs and crustaceans) and the cultivation of algae and aquatic plants.
At Bandex, as a company with a strong and deep-rooted commitment to the environment, we have developed practical solutions for the aquaculture sector, specifically for the cultivation of oysters and mussels.
We manufacture elastic bands and anchor rubbers bands for holding and closing bags and traps of molluscs and crustaceans. They are made of a synthetic rubber very resistant to the harsh conditions of the sea and with a useful life of between 3 and 5 years.
In addition to a firm grip, our elastic bands allow a secure closure and an agile and easy handling.
The importance of aquaculture for sustainable development
Human societies face the immense challenge of having to provide food and livelihoods to a population that, by the middle of the 21st century, will exceed 9 billion people, while also having to address the disproportionate effects of climate change and environmental degradation based on to resources.
Aquaculture is a way of producing food, raw materials for industrial and pharmaceutical use and living organisms for the repopulation and conservation of species. It currently accounts for more than half of the fish production we consume globally and is the fastest growing food production sector in the world.
Aquaculture is promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to alleviate hunger in underdeveloped countries. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, fish farming operations have already been established in places suffering from food shortages.
For this reason, at Bandex we adapt to the evolution of the market; we are specialists in providing the aquaculture sector with our elastic bands to ensure the closure of the bags and pots of oyster and mussel crops. In addition, since they can be used again, they represent an economic saving. If you want more information, you can check here or get in touch with us.