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Chief Executive of the Year for Alban Denton of Loch Duart at HR Awards

Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart, the Hebrides and Sutherland based salmon farming business, has been named Chief Executive of the Year at the HR Network Scotland National Awards 2017.  Read more here.

Loch Duart supports wild sea trout tracking project

Hebrides and Sutherland based salmon farming business Loch Duart donated their boats and skippering expertise to help a wild sea trout tracking project in Loch Laxford this week. The West Sutherland Fisheries Trust project aims to track tagged sea trout through the Laxford system to see how they use the habitat.  Read more here.

Sea Lice Counts At Zero On All Loch Duart’s Mainland Sites

Media attention on sea lice comes from the drop in numbers of wild salmon across Europe.  Scientists search for reasons for this decline and cite sea lice as a possible cause alongside climate change, competition for marine feed in traditional Atlantic salmon feeding grounds and moving sea currents. Read more here.

Regional Growth win for Loch Duart Salmon at top UK Food Awards

Loch Duart, the Hebrides and Sutherland based salmon farming business, has been named Regional Growth Business for Scotland & Northern Ireland at the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2017. View full press release here.

Scottish Food Ambassador appointment marks another first for Loch Duart

Loch Duart, the independent salmon farming business based in the Hebrides and Sutherland, has recruited Patrick Evans as their Scottish Food Ambassador. View full press release here.

Loch Duart named Food and Drink Company of the Year

We are delighted to have won the Food and Drink Company of the Year at Scottish Business Insider’s Made in Scotland Awards. View full press release here.

From the other side of the world

Some commonsense views from Tasmania, where aquaculture faces the same sort of opposition as our industry does in Scotland and elsewhere.

“We must grasp the opportunities the salmon industry offers”

At a time when we read almost daily about the challenges facing Tasmanians looking for secure, full-time employment, we can’t afford to turn our back on a job-creating industry like salmon farming.

We know a lack of secure and rewarding employment leaves people wondering what future their children will have in this state.

Some decide to leave and others piece together multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet.

If we want our kids to enjoy all that is good about this island we need to give them and their parents a chance to find employment.

Winter Dining at Harvey Nichols Manchester

When Harvey Nichols springs to mind, you automatically think of a quality offering in a top level retail environment, but we’d forgive you for worrying about the luxury price tag sometimes associated – especially in January. However, amidst all the other excellent bargains to be had at this time of year, we’ve discovered a gem of a dining deal in the Second Floor Bar and Brasserie.

Salmon Leaps Ahead of Tuna as Britain’s Favourite Chilled Fish

The latest research shows that salmon has now replaced tuna as the biggest seller in the fresh seafood market.

Loch Duart says fishmeal sourcing deal underscores its responsible farming ethos

Scottish salmon farming company, Loch Duart, says it has secured an exclusive supply of fishmeal derived capelin from Icelandic fishery, Isfelag.

Dr Martin Jaffa writes regular articles about matters relevant to salmon farming.

Recent articles of particular interest include: