Scottish salmon farmers are said to be furious that Prince Charles' famous Duchy Originals brand is importing Alaskan salmon for smoking in Scotland.

The Prince's decision to source wild Marine Stewardship Council-accre-dited salmon from Alaska has been criticised as a blow for sustainability, because it has to be flown to the UK. The snub comes at a time when the aquaculture sector is trying to appease critics with a code of practice, to which 95% of producers have signed. It is also working with manufacturers and the MSC to come up with sustainable feed.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation, Julie Edgar, said: "It seems to us that, with this decision, Prince Charles is not agreeing with the standards established by Duchy Originals.

"The Prince has rejected an excellent premium source of organic salmon from Scottish farms, products with which top customers such as Marks and Spencer and Harrods are perfectly happy."