Delegates at the COP26 Climate Change conference in Glasgow will be tucking into Scottish salmon from independent producer Loch Duart.
The conference runs from 31 October to 12 November. Loch Duart will be providing fresh fillets and specially prepared smoked salmon portions, for meals and lunchboxes. The choice of a farm based in the north west of Scotland was part of the remit for the conference’s caterers, Compass, that 80% of food served should be sourced locally from producers in Scotland.
Loch Duart is a small producer which aims to set high standards for welfare and sustainability, in terms of care for its fish and also the sourcing of its aquafeed.
The company’s salmon is being supplied to COP26 by Campbells Prime Meat Ltd. Iain Brown Director from Campbells Prime Meat, said: “It was requested that we only source Loch Duart Salmon for COP26 by our partners Compass Group, due to the natural and high welfare methods of their farming. We have been working closely with Loch Duart since February this year, to source the salmon and have also been smoking the salmon through our Smokehouse Campbells & Co.”
Mark Warrington, Managing Director at Loch Duart, said: “Loch Duart is immensely honoured to have our salmon on the menu at COP26, which is addressing the issues of climate change that face us all. It is especially relevant to Loch Duart which has always had a small-scale farming approach to raising its salmon, based on natural, non-medicinal methods. Not only will COP26 be able to enjoy our unrivalled tasting salmon, they will also be supporting a business which has been bringing jobs and investment rural communities across the highland and islands of Scotland.
“We wish COP26 all the best in its aim to ‘accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis’. Loch Duart is dedicated to continue its role in delivering low impact and resilient food production and is proud to represent aquaculture, a sector which has the lowest carbon footprint of any livestock farming activity.”