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SWISS LACHS produziert den Lachs
für den Schweizer Markt.
Durch die lokale Produktion ist eine
nie zuvor bekannte Frische garantiert.
Unsere kurzen Transportwege sorgen für
niedrigste C02-Emissionen.
Importierter Lachs ist bis zu 5 Tagen
unterwegs bis die Schweizer Grenze
erreicht wird.

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LocAL PRODUcTION

Die geschlossene Kreislaufanlage
ist die technisch fortgeschrittenste
und aufwendigste Art von Aquakultur.
Unser Wasser wird siebenfach filtriert
und wiederverwendet und ist dadurch
besonders ressourcen-schonend; es reduziert
den Bedarf an Frischwasser auf 2%.
Unsere Energie stammt vom lokalen
Wasserkraftwerk und ist grün. Die nährstoffreichen
Filterrückstände werden anschliessend zu
Biogas verwertet.

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environmentally friendly

SWISS LACHS hat eine besonders
hohe Qualität, weil alle wichtigen
Parameter für eine gesunde Aufzucht
kontrolliert werden.
Durch die permanente Filtrierung
schwimmen unsere Lachse in
sauberstem Wasser. Wir setzen keine
Antibiotika, Hormone oder andere Zusätze
ein. Monitoring und ein striktes
Hygieneprotokoll sorgen für ein gutes
Fischwohl und die Qualität des Lachses.

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antIBIOTIc free

Die Aufzuchtbedingen sind artspezifisch
abgestimmt, wir haben Süsswasser-,
Brackwasser- und Salzwasser-Becken.
Unsere Lachse werden nicht durch
Parasiten, Raubfische oder Raubvögel
bedroht und können stressfrei heranwachsen
und die so wertvollen Proteine, Omega 3
Fettsäuren, Vitamin A, D, B12 und Jod bilden.

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stress FREe

Wir beziehen die Lachseier
aus Island, diese sind garantiert
viren- und seuchenfrei.
Unsere Lachse wachsen in einer
Indoor-Anlage auf und sind
parasitenfrei. Die Frischlachs-Filets können
dadurch ohne Gefrierbehandlung als
Sushi oder Sashimi roh konsumiert werden.

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parasitE FREe

Can the fresh salmon fillets be consumed raw as sashimi or prepared as sushi?

We source the salmon eggs from Iceland, these are guaranteed virus and disease free. Our salmon grow up in an indoor facility and are parasite-free. The fresh salmon fillets can therefore be consumed raw as sushi or sashimi without freezing treatment.

Why Switzerland?

We rely on local production! Production in Switzerland guarantees us short distribution routes and thus maximum freshness and shelf life of our delicacies. In addition, we guarantee sustainable and unique quality by adhering to the strictest Swiss animal welfare laws and production standards.

Why Lostallo?

Lostallo scores with its very high water quality, constant water availability and also offers ideal transport links to all regions of Switzerland. Thanks to local production and short distribution routes, we achieve a significantly lower CO2 impact than conventional salmon farms with net pens. Last but not least, Lostallo is located in a uniquely beautiful and unspoilt corner of the Misox, the Italian-speaking part of Graubünden – the ideal place to raise Swiss salmon.

Do you offer public farm tours?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer public farm tours for biohygienic reasons. As we do not use antibiotics or other medicines, the risk of foreign germs entering the system through farm visits would be too great.

Are antibiotics used?

No. We do not use any antibiotics in our closed loop system. Since we also use a biofilter (biofilters are bacterial cultures that break down the bad bacteria in the water), we would also destroy these good bacterial cultures by using antibiotics. In our closed recirculation system, optimal environmental conditions prevail – best water quality, protection against parasite infestation and pathogens. We attach great importance to the highest standards of hygiene and biosecurity and carry out regular quality controls.

Is Recirculating Aquaculture Technology really better?

Net pens contribute to the bad image of aquaculture. Closed recirculating aquaculture technology is the most costly type of aquaculture and is particularly resource efficient; it reduces the need for fresh water to 2%. We have one of the best and most modern water treatment plants for fish farms in the world. We even use denitrification, which some Swiss sewage treatment plants do not have. This means that no germs or impurities can get into the Moesa. In this way, we offer a more ecologically sound and sustainable alternative to salmon production.

Is the salmon farm certified organic?

Our salmon farm is not certified organic. We are striving for certification, but there are currently no set standards for the state-of-the-art and sustainable recirculation technology that we use. However, this should change in the near future, especially in view of the widespread use of closed-loop technologies. Unlike certified organic farms in lakes and rivers, our fish are protected from parasites, birds of prey and predators because it is an indoor facility. In addition, our water is very clean as it is filtered and purified several times. Our fish have a stress-free life as they grow up in constant conditions (we can regulate pH, temperature, salinity, etc.) and natural flow conditions can be simulated. Fish faeces and food remains are collected by drum filters and then processed into bio-gas.

What happens to the wastewater?

Thanks to the technology of closed-loop systems, 98% of the water can be recycled. The remaining water passes through one of the best and most modern water treatment plants for fish farms in the world; we even use denitrification, which some Swiss sewage treatment plants do not have. This means that no germs or impurities get into the Moesa.

Is there a possibility of fish escaping?

No, there is absolutely no possibility of fish escaping. Due to our filtration of the water to 20 micrometres, not even salmon eggs could escape.

Where do the salmon eggs come from?

Every second month between 40,000 and 50,000 salmon eggs are flown in from Iceland.

What do you feed your salmon?

The fish feed we use is produced in France and is free of ethoxiquin. It is made up of the following ingredients: Fish meal, wheat gluten, maize gluten, soya meal (non GMO), faba beans, wheat, starch, fish oil and rapeseed oil. The proportion of fish meal in fish feed has been continuously reduced over the last 10 years and still amounts to 20%. The proportion of fish oil in fish feed is 15%. We are working with a research institute and feed producers on a project where the fishmeal content is partly replaced with insect meal.

What is the situation regarding heavy metal contamination?

We are constantly testing our feed to make sure that no harmful amounts of heavy metals enter the food chain. All limits of the food laws are complied with.

What do you do with the fish waste?

We supply the usable fish waste such as cuttings to specific caterers. We sell fish heads and slaughterhouse waste to pet food producers. The remaining waste is processed into biogas.