farming for the future

Kames is a fully integrated farm, meaning we have total control over the welfare of our fish from ocean to plate.

It also means we can minimise our environmental impact at every step of the life cycle, putting sustainability at the heart of our farm.

We constantly look to the future, and how to protect our fragile planet, while benefitting from it with this valuable and healthy protein.

7 steps to outstanding fish health

We work with the Institute of Aquaculture and the University of the West of Scotland to research many aspects of fish husbandry and environmental impact. We are helping to improve fish health diagnostics using blood biomarkers, improving the health and well-being of fish, and are partaking in trials to convert algae into fish food, reducing the use of fish oil and soya in feed and improving industry sustainability.

An outstanding contribution

Stuart Cannon won the People’s Choice vote for his contribution to the industry at the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards in 2018.

Quality Trout UK ensures the highest standards in farmed trout production, addressing traceability, product quality, food safety, fish health and welfare and best farming practice throughout the supply chain.

QTUK

Kames is a founding member of the British Trout Association, representing all areas of the trout industry in the UK.

THE BTA

Kames is part of Global G.A.P., the world’s leading farm assurance program for producers and retailers.

The GLOBAL G.A.P. Aquaculture Standard sets strict criteria for legal compliance, food safety, employees occupational health and safety, animal welfare, environmental and ecological care.

The Standard covers the entire production chain from feed to fork and sites are audited to ensure these standards are met and maintained.

All stages and aspects of our production are covered by the RSPCA welfare standards.

Kames sites had an initial assessment to confirm standards were met and ongoing monitoring visits by an RSPCA farm livestock officer to ensure ongoing compliance.

The assessment visits includes review and inspection of Fish Health Records, Veterinary Health Plans, operating policies including operational protocols and environmental practices, training and production records.

Local area agreements

We work in partnership with local environmental trusts, and join forces with other farms
to support environmental concerns in our area.
These include:

Shuna Sound Environmental Management Plan (EMP) working with MOWI Scotland and Argyll District Fisheries Board, and Argyll Fisheries Trust

Lower Lorne Farm Partnership Agreement

Loch Pooltiel Environmental Management Plan (EMP) north west Skye, where Kames has funded wild fish monitoring program over the last three years, working with the Skye and Wester Ross Fisheries Trust.

Kames was delighted to receive a Scottish Marine Aquacultures Award in 2018.

These awards highlight the many good things happening in UK aquaculture and give due recognition to those making an exceptional contribution to the industry.

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