Scottish salmon farmer Loch Duart has purchased a new feeding barge to increase production after securing a six-figure asset financing deal from HSBC UK.

The producer installed the barge on its biggest site at Oldany in the Sutherland region as a less labor-intensive means of delivering feed to the salmon.

The purchase of the new barge is part of Loch Duart’s ongoing strategy of placing more emphasis on cleaner fish management and husbandry while maximizing efficiencies.