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Published by TRAFFIC International in Cambridge, U.K .
Written in English



  • Caspian Sea.


  • Sturgeons -- Caspian Sea.,
  • Caviar.,
  • Endangered species -- Caspian Sea.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-70).

Statementcompiled by T. De Meulenaer and C. Raymakers.
SeriesSpecies in danger, A Traffic Network report
ContributionsDe Meulenaer, Thomas., Raymakers, C., International Traffic Network.
LC ClassificationsQL638.A25 S783 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 71 p. :
Number of Pages71
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL282337M
ISBN 10185850113X
LC Control Number97184654

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The exploitation of Caspian sturgeons is assessed, as is Caspian caviar production, its regulation or lack thereof, and its impact upon the number of sturgeons remaining. International trade Cited by: Harvesting. The Beluga sturgeon is currently considered to be critically endangered, causing the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to ban in the importation of beluga caviar which originated in the Caspian Sea and Black Sea basin. In , the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) suspended all trade made with the traditional caviar-producing regions of the. Figure 1. The Caspian Sea region. Pourkazemi () stated that “If illegal catch and deterioration of the Caspian Sea continues at the same pace as presently experienced we will soon witness the extinction of sturgeon stocks in the Caspian Sea.” Speer () reported that “Overfishing and poaching for the lucrative caviar market is. For the next 15 years, according to Russian Fishing Agency, the sturgeon population in the Volga estuary near the Caspian Sea dropped by shocking 99%. Since , the global trade volume of sturgeon has been regulated by the CITES Convention, the terms of which grew systematically more stringent up to

All sturgeons and parts or derivatives thereof (e.g. caviar, meat, skin, etc.) that enter international trade require the issuance of CITES permits or certificates. The permit system established by CITES allows regulation of trade and makes it easy to trace the source of any given shipment of caviar.   All About Beluga Caviar From The Caspian Sea Published on J by Linda The Beluga (huso) is the biggest everything being equal (up to 6 . The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland body of water, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged is an endorheic basin (a basin without outflows) located between Europe and Asia, to the east of the Caucasus Mountains and to the west of the broad steppe of Central sea has a surface area of , km 2 (, sq mi) (excluding the detached lagoon of. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in a press conference yesterday that it is moving to ban the importation of all beluga sturgeon caviar and meat harvested from the Caspian Sea basin, the major source of beluga worldwide.

  Caviar is unfertilized fish eggs, also known as fish roe. It is a salty delicacy, served cold. True caviar comes from wild sturgeon, which belong to the Acipenseridae family. While the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea produced much of the world’s caviar for a long time, farm-produced caviar has now become popular as wild sturgeon populations have been depleted from overfishing.   Governments supporting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) treaty will decide in Paris this week whether to impose export restrictions on Caspian Sea caviar. The sturgeon, which forms part of 27 Acipenseriformes species, is the official king of the Caspian sea. The Huso Huso (Beluga sturgeon) and its other caviar producing cousins, are at their best when allowed to floric in and absorb the myriad nutrients found in these most precious of waters.   THERE will be a fresh supply of wild caviar from the Caspian Sea on holiday blini this fall and winter, for the first time in two years. The international convention that regulates trade in.