Aquamesh® by Riverdale Mills is the only wire mesh fabric in the world specifically engineered for ocean use; designed to withstand the harshest subsea conditions. Aquamesh® is manufactured from high-grade premium steel that is hot-dip galvanized after welding with a thick layer of zinc that completely surrounds the weld to prevent the steel from corroding. The wire is then covered with our proprietary marine grade PVC coating that is fuse-bonded to the wire forming a protective layer that adheres to the wire and will not peel or strip in salt water environments. Aquamesh® has also been proven to resist algae and fouling especially when used for aquaculture applications. Aquamesh® set the industry standard for durable, reliable and top performing marine wire mesh.

Aquamesh® Advantages:

Dependable Performance

Specifically designed and manufactured using advanced galvanizing and PVC coating methods to maximize durability and longevity in the harshest marine environments

Multifunctional Marine Uses

Available in a variety of patterns that can be easily fabricated into numerous configurations for traps, pots, creels, pens and trays that are designed for use in subsea or fresh water environments

Lower Cost of Ownership

The corrosion resistant protective coating does not break, peel, strip or crack, reducing the need for costly and frequent repairs and replacements

Made in the USA

Engineered and manufactured in Massachusetts by a local lobsterman who knows the importance of using high quality marine grade wire mesh in harsh marine environments


Ideal for: Lobster Traps • Crab Pots • Conch & Whelk Traps • Oyster & Shellfish Trays • Fish Traps • Aquaculture Pens

Aquamesh® Specifications






  • Black
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Red
  • White
  • Lime
  • Gray
  • Orange

Aquamesh® Brochure

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Standard Roll Sizes

Custom cut panels also available

Spacing Cross Wires Spacing Line Wires Wire Gauge Nominal Wire  Size Approx Weight lbs/100 sq.ft
1/2″ 1/2″ 16 0.0625 63
1/2″ 1″ 16 0.0625 49
1″ 1″ 16 0.0625 33
1″ 1″ 14 0.080 57
1.5″ 1.5″ 12.5 0.099 59
3″ 3″ 11 0.120 45
2″ 4″ 11 0.120 49
1.5″ 1.5″ 10.5 0.128 93
4.5″ 4.5″ 8 0.162 47

Standard Hex Sizes

Size Width Length Gauge Approx Weight lbs/150 sq. ft
1.5″ 24″ 150′ 17.5 61
1.5″ 24″ 150 17 68

*Please be aware that hexagonal Aquamesh® is not welded, it is twisted, galvanized and then coated with our proprietary marine grade PVC.

The sizes and colors listed are those most commonly manufactured. Custom mesh sizes and colors are available by request. All weights are approximate. Mesh sizes are measured center to center of wire before coatings are applied.