Neuston Nets

Neuston Nets

The Neuston net design features a large, rectangular net frame and a relatively long net for sampling substantial water volumes. The net mouth shape is useful for surface sampling of micro-plastics, tar balls and near-surface larval fish or delicate organisms.

Available Sizes

Our standard nets are offered in lengths of 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 meters (mouth-to-cod end) to provide the large mesh cloth area required. These nets are available in the usual wide range of mesh openings, including 1/8”, 3/16” and ¼” knotless knit mesh. Length and mesh opening should be specified with order.

Paired Neuston Nets

The exclusive, SEA-GEAR Paired Neuston Net design enables two unlike mesh square nets for to be towed at the same time for substantial comparative sampling. These nets are custom manufactured and designed for the Paired Frame. The Heavy-duty net mouth collar is tailor notched ensuing an easy fit around the frame. The nets are secured to the frame with nylon cords or locking cable ties through equally spaced brass spur grommets.

Available Sizes

Paired nets are offered with mouth openings of ½ and 1 meter square in lengths of 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 meters (mouth-to-cod end). They are available in the usual wide range of mesh openings. These nets are specified with the model number suffixes indicating the mouth opening, length, and mesh size. Example: 95-1.0×4 denotes a Twin Neuston Net with a 1-meter square opening by 4 meters long manufactured from 1000 Micron mesh netting.



Paired Neuston




Sea-Gear nets have been used for decades all across the globe, allowing researchers to examine ecosystems, weather patterns, and more.