New chairman takes over at Loch Duart

Published on
May 21, 2019

Scottish salmon farming company Loch Duart has appointed Alistair Erskine as its new chairman.

Erskine takes over from Andrew Barbour, who served as chairman since 2008, having joined as a non-executive director in 2002. 

Erskine’s previous experience in the seafood industry includes managing J.W. Seafoods, seafood processor Allen & Dey, and salmon farming company Highland Fish Farmers Ltd. 

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Loch Duart and I look forward to working with them as the business continues to grow and build on its reputation for extraordinary salmon which is loved around the world. I have a passion for the seafood sector and look forward to bringing my experience of running businesses in salmon farming, salmon processing and smoking to support this amazing company and brand,” he said.

Based in Sutherland and the Uists, Loch Duart produces around 5,000 metric tons (MT) of salmon annually and exports around 70 percent this volume to more than 20 countries. 

Photo courtesy of Loch Duart

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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