Polyethylene Rope is used in purse seine fishing as a ring marking rope (Photo: FISA/FIS)
The Fishing Gear Specialists
FISA (Fibras Industriales S.A.) is a company that specializes in the manufacturing and commercialization of nets and fishing equipment. FISA’s products are designed and produced to the highest quality standards to be employed in purse seines, trawling, long line, gill net and fish farming among others. FISA manufactures a wide variety of products from nets to ropes, cords, floats, shell fish lanterns, fish farming cages and polypropylene bags.
The company offers a complete technical service that will accompany their customers throughout the whole fishing operation. FISA holds conferences and courses designed to keep captains and crew up to date on developments, specialized consultancy during the fishing operation testing the net performance and after fishing through our Service Center for the repair and maintenance of the nets.
FISA manufactures the most complete selection of nets available in the market. Thanks to their state-of-the-art plants, the company can offer nets of the highest quality to fit their clients' requirements. FISA’s nets are made from synthetic fibres of the highest quality and are protected against deterioration from UV rays. Most popular fibres used in nets are: Nylon, Polyester and Polyethylene.
FISA’s ropes are manufactured from different synthetic fibres: Nylon, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyester and a mixture of these, the company offers a personalized product in accordance with the needs of their clients, depending on the use and the type of the net hauling equipment employed as well as the size of the fishing vessel. According to the type, the ropes are subjected to steam treatment in order to stabilize the tensions or they are tarred to increase their resistance to abrasion. Their presentation, colour and torsion are developed in accordance with the specific requirements.
FISA twisted and braided twines are made from 100 percent high tenacity nylon or polyester. The presentations, weights and colours vary according to specific requirements. In the fishing sector they are dyed black and tar treated to obtain a high abrasion resistance and increase UV rays protection.
The need for a quality float for the local market led to the development of a complete line of floats with features that exceed industry expectations, the float line was developed in conjunction with the Norwegian company Saeplast, the world's largest manufacturer of plastic products for maritime use.
FISA provides two types of floats, EVA and PVC, which have been carefully designed for different types of boats, PVC FISA and EVA Scanmarin floats have a high level of buoyancy, compressibility and resistance to UV rays, plus the surface and hub of these floats have excellent resistance to breakage.
The fish farming cages and Shell fish lanterns developed by FISA are assembled in the company’s Net Service Centre following very strict production standards. The team of engineers is committed to manufacture systems that are reliable, safe to operate and long lasting. The nets, ropes and twines used in this production line are highly resistant, uniform and of outstanding quality. This guarantees an efficient and productive aquaculture operation with species such as salmon, trout, tilapia, oyster, and shell fish among others.
Manufactured from 100 percent high density polypropylene (HDPP), FISA bags are very resistant to impact and handling. They are made in a variety of colours and offer high protection against UV rays. They may be laminated with micro-perforations on both sides and have good definition due to the “corona” treatment and flex graphic printing to which the product is subjected. FISA bags may be used to pack fish meal, rice, sugar, animal feed, fertilizers, and diverse mineral products, among others.
offers to the fishing sector a complete range of products, due to their experience, the company offer the national and international markets all types of net that exist and are used in the world’s different fisheries, as well as the most ample variety of ropes, twines and floats. FISA also offer fish cages and lantern systems for aquaculture farms and polypropylene bags, for the fishing, agricultural and mining industries amongst others. All these products satisfy the most demanding standards of quality and safety.
FISA has the support of strategic partners, Saeplast and the Yamamoto Group, as well as the support of its highly trained technical staff that assures production of high quality.
Margaret E.L. Stacey
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