A key part of our mainland marine farming estate for over 20 years now, our three Loch Nevis farms referred to within the company as Loch Nevis A, B and C – are situated within the Knoydart National Scenic Area; a designation granted in 2010 in recognition of the area’s exceptional mountain scenery and seascapes.

Whilst the three neighbouring farms are only a short boat trip away from one another, each is manned by its own dedicated Farm Manager and farm team, creating and supporting several skilled jobs in the surrounding areas.

In December 2020, our Loch Nevis C farm made a little bit of company history becoming the first of our marine farms to harvest fish that had been reared at our new £58M Barcaldine Hatchery.

Now, Loch Nevis A, B and C are looking to achieve another important company milestone by following our Summer Isles farms in securing coveted ASC certification.


Transparent reporting

In addition to being independently audited against hundreds of different criteria, each farm is also required to uphold a high level of transparency.

In the case of salmon farms, this includes providing an overview of its:

  • Integrated pest management approach
  • Average sea lice levels per fish
  • Wildlife interactions
  • Estimated unexplained losses or gains at end of crop.

All of which you will find below for our three Loch Nevis farms.


Integrated pest management approach

As with our other farms, our three-strong Loch Nevis estate adopts an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to monitoring and controlling sea lice levels.

This involves giving careful consideration to all available pest control techniques, then integrating the measures most likely to:

  • Discourage the development of pest populations
  • Minimise use of medicinal interventions in order to protect public and environmental health.

Average sea lice levels per fish

When our farms are stocked, we monitor sea lice numbers weekly. We update details of the current lice levels, based on the average number of adult female Lepeophtheirus salmonis per fish.

Our Loch Nevis farms are currently fallow:

Farm: Nevis A
Fallowed week ending: 28/10/2022

Farm: Nevis B
Fallowed week ending: 28/10/2022

Farm: Nevis C
Fallowed week ending: 14/10/2022

Wildlife interactions

Just as we have a responsibility to protect our own livestock, so too we have a duty of care to protect local wildlife from marine life from harm or entrapment.

Below are details of any wildlife interactions at our Loch Nevis farms during the most recent crop:

Birds 
Nevis A: 0
Nevis B: 0
Nevis C: 0

Mammals
Nevis A: 0
Nevis B: 0
Nevis C: 0

Escaped fish
Nevis A: 0
Nevis B: 0
Nevis C: 0

Estimated unexplained losses or gains

Unexplained losses or gains refers to any variation in the estimated number of fish put into a marine farm for on-growing and the total number of fish harvested out. As such, these figures are reported at the end of the current crop.


ASC reporting - Loch Nevis

You can download our most recent Loch Nevis report in full below:


Code of conduct

Just as we care about looking after our livestock and local environment, so too we care about the health, safety and wellbeing of our team.

You can read about our commitment to being an ethical employer by downloading our Code of conduct below: