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Scottish Fish Farm Unveils 3.7m Plans

UK - One of Scotland's main salmon farming firms has launched a 3.7 million expansion to keep pace with demand from home and abroad.

According to Business.Scotsman, Loch Duart Ltd (LDL), based in north-west Sutherland, has upgraded its hatchery and is taking over three sea loch sites in the Uists, which will increase production by 50 per cent and create 19 jobs over three years.

The firm, which already has nine farm sites in Eddrachillies Bay near Scourie, produces 3,600 tonnes of fresh whole gutted salmon a year, about 2.5 per cent of total Scottish production, distributed to both UK and overseas markets, reports Buisness.Scotsman.

The company commands a premium price through a range of welfare and environmental initiatives such as full-year fallows, sustainable feed for the fish, polyculture and "Freedom Food" approval.