Salmon farmer Loch Duart launches online shop
Independent Scottish salmon farming company Loch Duart has made its fish directly available to consumers for the first time through a new online shop.
The platform, available on the producer’s website, offers eight or 12 fillet portions of fresh salmon from Loch Duart’s farm sites in northwest Scotland. These are delivered to customers’ addresses within days of placing their orders.
Company Sales Director Chris Orr said the move was something that it has been planning for some time.
“Traditionally Loch Duart salmon has been reserved for the world’s finest restaurants, but over the last few years we’ve seen a growth not just in the desire to cook at home, but a demand for restaurant quality produce to work with,” Orr said. “We’re delighted that home cooks can now easily buy generous Loch Duart fillet portions through our new online shop. I’d urge all discerning foodies and home cooks to savor the unique flavor of Loch Duart and to find out more about why we’re so proud of the way we raise our fish. Our slow grown salmon are given space to swim and fed a bespoke diet high in marine content, which keeps them fit and healthy and high in omega-3.”
Employing around 140 people, Loch Duart produces around 6,000 metric tons (MT) of salmon each year from its farms in Sutherland and the Outer Hebrides. Its fish are supplied to hotels, restaurants, and retailers in the U.K. and overseas markets.
Earlier this year, the company announced the introduction of Scotland’s first low-carbon emissions hybrid feed storage barge at its Oldany farm site. Combining battery and diesel power, it is estimated that the new barge will reduce the site’s diesel consumption by up to 60 percent compared to standard diesel systems. The hybrid system was developed by ScaleAQ.
Photo courtesy of Loch Duart