Netmark was established in 1995 by Jørgen Sørensen, who still is CEO today. Joergen Sørensen has a past as Sales Manager at N. P. Utzon Twine and Netting factory. Here he was for 15 years, selling nettings and twines. Joergen has taken his experience and knowledge with him and seasoned it with his passion for development and thus the foundation of Netmark was built.The Danish netting company, Netmark supplies nettings for
Bottom trawling and Pelagic trawling
Today Netmark employees app. 150 persons and is one of the most experienced fish netting companies. All nettings for the fishing industry are made of high-density raw materials, which provide us with extra strong nettings, that are especially suitable for bottom trawling and pelagic trawling. Trawling requires abrasion resistant nettings, why all Netmark nettings are impregnated with a unique coating, which makes the nettings last longer.
A high-quality machine park and employees with many years of knowledge are important when manufacturing high-quality nettings. Netmark’s braided and twisted nylon nettings are especially suitable for purse seining (seine-haul fishing), which is the preferred technique for capturing schools or aggregates close to the surface like sardines, mackerel, anchovies, herring, and certain species of tuna.
Netmark’s sister company, Dynamica Ropes manufactures rope solutions, which for among other things are used for purse seining systems. All standard ropes are manufactured with Dyneema® filaments on State of The Art machinery in Denmark. If you are interested in knowing more about or ropes, you can read about Dynamica Ropes here or contact Dynamica Ropes on phone number: +45 76225012 or mail: [email protected]
Aquaculture systems is another area where Netmark supplies nettings. Netmark manufactures knotted aquaculture nettings made of nylon or Dyneema® filaments depending on customer requirements to the properties of the net. Our nettings made with Dyneema® fibers are extremely strong, weighs app 1/3 less than traditional nylon nettings and have smaller twine diameters. Dyneema® fibers are the world’s strongest fiber and is produced by DSM in Holland. Dyneema® is also known as UHMwPE (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene). The properties of our Dyneema®nettings result in a reduced drag from waves and the net stability is improved.
Besides trawling, purse seining and aquaculture, Netmark’s nettings are also used for a few minor industries. For example for safety nettings between the athletes and the audience within the sports industry (hockey, football, handball etc.). Zoo’s around the world are also using our nettings for fences to avoid animals running away or to catch birds.
When and how did we start trawling?
During the 17th century, “the Dogger” was established by the British people. The Dogger was one of the first sailing trawler’s that mostly was active in the North Sea. In Dutch “Dogger” is a fishing vessel, which is towing trawls. Doggers were a bit slow, but they made it possible to fish in the rough weather conditions in the North Sea.
The English fishing port of Brixham was the first to develop the modern fishing trawler. The waters of South Denver were overfished but the Brixham trawler made it possible for the fishermen’s to make long distance trips outside the usually fishing area. The modern fishing trawler had a tall gaff rig, which provided the vessel with the necessary speed to make long distance fishing trips possible. Furthermore, the Brixham trawler was very robust and therefore able to tow large trawls in deep water. In the end a huge trawling fleet was established in Brixham and the city was given the title: “’Mother of Deep-Sea Fisheries’.
Due to the new and modern design of the trawler, large-scale trawling in the ocean was suddenly an option for the first time. The North of England quickly became a very popular place for fishermen from the southern part of England and a huge immigration started. The fishermen moved to small villages such as Scarborough, Hull, Grimsby, Harwich and Yarmouth, where you had easy access to large fishing areas in the Atlantic Ocean. Especially Grimsby grew a lot and became the ‘largest fishing port in the world’ in the 19th century.