Regional Growth Business – Scotland and Northern Ireland Award 2017

The food and drink community celebrated success on 21 September 2017 as the winners of the Food and Drink Federation Awards were announced.

Loch Duart Salmon

As the global challenge for providing healthy, sustainable food sources grows, the aquaculture industry, particularly in Scotland, has proven itself to be up to the challenge. Scottish salmon is often the preferred choice for high quality farmed fish and is now a world leading brand. As part of this dynamic industry, Loch Duart's export successes are due to its positioning as a premium product, which can demand a premium price for its internationally recognised salmon.

Loch Duart is known for leading the way through innovative approaches including low density farming, a unique rotational fallowing system, swim-throughs and feed from sustainable sources designed to mimic the diet of wild salmon and ensure lean, fit fish.

Historically, Loch Duart salmon has attracted a substantial premium over the commodity price of salmon by building a very successful brand, specified by top chefs and restaurants across the world. These influential customers are prepared to pay premium prices for extraordinary tasting salmon raised using sustainable farming methods.

Loch Duart's aim to produce the best farmed salmon you can buy is key to its global export success. By challenging convention, combining strong production with premium pricing and constantly striving to lead the way with world leading, innovative and sustainable farming methods, Loch Duart has had its most successful year for exports since it started in 1999. With a strong production year, Loch Duart's market penetration is particularly evident in Belgium, France, Spain and Italy.

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Last reviewed: 21 Sep 2016