Loch Duart Fallowing
Loch Duart is a very different salmon company. The difference begins with our approach to rearing salmon and ends with a product which is consistently judged superior in taste, quality, colour and overall perception. We believe that welfare and taste are inextricably linked and this is evidenced by the number of leading international chefs and restaurants which serve Loch Duart farmed salmon by name.
‘Best practice’ is the principle applied to Loch Duart salmon at every stage of rearing, harvesting and supply – a sustainable and environmentally-responsible approach which defines a long term role for aquaculture as an essential and viable part of the food supply chain of the future. Stocks of wild fish are dwindling through overfishing – and the global influence of aquaculture is such that in 1999, for the first time, salmon farming produced a greater tonnage than the world’s wild Atlantic salmon catch.
Loch Duart was founded in 1999 and the sea sites we took over are the oldest salmon farming sites in Sutherland, dating back to 1975. In 2004 Loch Duart took over sites on the southern side of Eddrachilles Bay as demand increased. In 2008, we extended our farming activities to the Outer Hebrides and providing valuable jobs in an area where the population is declining and producing the salmon chosen for two royals occasions – the Royal Wedding in 2011 and the Queen’s Jubilee in 2012.
Salmon rearing is the prime occupation of many of the people of NW Scotland and is vital to the local economy. Our approach to rearing salmon gives priority to the health and welfare of the fish, to the long term protection of the environment and to the delivery of an outstanding product to the consumer.