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Some words about . . .

  • Global production
  • Recent history
  • CaviarPlaces Ethics
Global production of black caviar in 2014 totaled 150 tons which approximates its former output level.
Major producers of black caviar are currently Italy, France and China.

Origin: wild sturgeon
After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Iranian Revolution the sturgeon natural habitat was ruined and the environment was heavily contaminated which caused almost total loss of the wild sturgeon species. Poaching in the late 80s was another reason for the sturgeon extinction in the Caspian Sea.
All this led to a sharp decline in the black caviar production.
Existing species of the wild sturgeon (beluga, ossetra and sevruga) are rare and under protection of the 1972 Washington Agreement.

Today: Aquaculture
History of the delicacy has its course. In the early 90s, human mind has devised ways to acclimatize the Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) in different European countries, notably in France and Italy. Acipenser baerii has a creamy and nutty flavor. The Baikal sturgeon has successfully naturalized to produce a new generation.

CaviarPlaces puts high emphasis on environmental protection, ecosystems and preservation of animals and fish.
Our production standards are close to natural and biological ones in terms of careful attitude to the wildlife and ecosystems.
CaviarPlaces donates 1 euro from each sold can of caviar to the charity foundation aimed to protect the world's marine and animal resources.