A media story based on a report by the Netherlands-based Changing Markets Foundation has made claims about fish feed on Scottish salmon farms being made from unethically or illegally caught fish.
As a valued customer you need to know that when sourcing fish feed for Loch Duart salmon, sustainability is our main concern. This led us to Isfelag in Iceland, which is world renowned for its sustainable and responsible fisheries. To feed our salmon, we use Capelin, a by-product of a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery. The Icelandic fishing industry carefully monitors its stocks, continually adapting to select the most sustainable catch from quota driven fisheries.
This by-product is then used to create fishmeal which is unique to Loch Duart. All our marine ingredients are certified as sustainable by the IFFO (International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation). We are the only salmon farmers in the world using this diet.
At every stage of providing a lifetime of care for our salmon, we make careful, considered choices - only using processes and products which have a minimal impact on the environment.
The Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation has clearly stated that:
“Any claim or suggestion that Scottish feed suppliers are sourcing from these fisheries (in the Gambia, Vietnam or India) would be wrong, misleading and inaccurate.”
For further information see the full statement from the Salmon Producers’ Organisation http://scottishsalmon.co.uk/sspo-comment-on-changing-markets-foundation-report/
Please take a moment to watch this film which shows how sustainability is absolutely central to creating our high-quality feed. http://bit.ly/2MpKptr
If you have any further questions about Loch Duart’s fish feed, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.