Loch Duart is an independent Scottish salmon producer formed in 1999 to provide salmon of exceptional quality and taste from some of Scotland’s oldest and finest sea sites.
‘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 includes low density stocking, longer growth periods and swim-throughs for net cleaning to avoid the use of chemical anti-foulants.
The natural diet of a salmon is fish and Loch Duart uses fish by-product from the sustainable Icelandic capelin and herring fisheries, recognising natural feed ingredients as central to sustainability and critical to producing delicious and healthy fish.
The hatchery where the eggs are incubated and hatched is supplied with water from a stream running down from a Highland loch, rich in peat deposits from this wild terrain. For the salmon's salt water stage, Loch Duart Ltd has deep and protected inlets (lochs).
The farm operates with a remarkably low stock density compared to ordinary industry standards and dimensions, (1.5% salmon and 98.5% water) this allows ample space for to the salmon to grow naturally.
The salmon's diet mimics the one that they would have in their natural environment without using growth hormones nor antibiotics. In fact, the salmon’s food is based on small pelagic fish, with the integration of fish oil, all of which comes from sustainable sources - no GMO.