The desire to produce something Extraordinary

Loch Duart salmon bears a strong similarity in appearance and structure to wild salmon. Fish are slim and torpedo-shaped with fully developed fins and large powerful tails.

A name of unique quality

Loch Duart Salmon is not just a name.

Loch Duart is the loch beside our hatchery where our salmon grow from egg to smolt. Our salmon are unique to us. The stocks have come from our own broodstock which has been developed since the 1970s. On several occasions at the Brussels Seafood Show we have had people ask what species the fish are which we are displaying. We always answer that they are Atlantic Salmon but bred to look streamlined and beautiful like wild salmon.

We only sell salmon farmed and raised on the Loch Duart farm. Look for the Loch Duart gill tag to know that you have the genuine article.

Tales and tails of our Loch Duart Salmon

  1. As you probably know, the gill is used for breathing. It extracts dissolved oxygen from the water and excretes carbon dioxide.
  2. Sometimes referred to as the fish's "arms", the pectoral fins are located on each side of the fish where the head meets the body. They are kept tucked in tightly when the salmon leaps out of the water.
  3. The dorsal fin is found on the back of the salmon. Our salmon use this fin for balance in the water and sudden movements.
  1. Our fish do have rather big tails. That’s because they use them a lot with all the swimming they do. Wild salmon characteristically have big fan shaped tails – this fin powers their propulsion through the water – because they are constantly swimming. The stronger, leaner and more powerful the fish, the bigger the tail. We try to grow our fish with the biggest tails we can.
  2. The anal fin is used by the fish to maintain stability while swimming
  3. While the caudal fin (IV) provides propulsion, the pelvic fins work on direction — they help the salmon go up and down as well as turn sharply in the water.