Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Spare a thought for the sturgeon

While the nations of the world battle it out in Morocco to determine the fate of the world’s whales, spare a thought for another citizen of the sea — the sturgeon. Stocks in the Caspian Sea, home to 80 per cent of the sturgeon bearing the three most sought after varieties of caviar — Beluga, Osetra and Sevruga — have reportedly dwindled to the point where even a ban on exporting caviar would not allow the population to recover. With current prices around $12,000 a kilo, I just thought you’d like to know that.
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