caviar ban

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by toddlove8845, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. toddlove8845

    toddlove8845

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    What do you think of the ban on beluga caviar? I guess you would have to think about the big picture. Also I was wondering if it will be specific to beluga or is osetra caviar and sevruga still kosher?
     
  2. sushigaijin

    sushigaijin

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    hi.

    All three of the big caspian caviars will be covered in CITES appendix, and will not be available in the USA. It's no big loss, california produces some very nice white sturgeon that rivals the imports, if it doesnt blow them out of the water.

    about the actual conservation of it, there are a lot of very poor people who subsist by selling sturgeon/sturgeon by products in eastern europe, and they will continue to fish the sturgeons to extinction whether we stop eating the caviar or not. It's unfortunate, but its life. No amount of banning can save the sturgeons, because demand is high and supply is dwindling. the legality of exporting it is hardly the first thing that the fishermen are concerned about.

    Erik.
     
  3. ozarkrose

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    Catching up on my C.C. newsletters yesterday ... sounds like the ban came too late as there was not one, that's right ..nada, zippo! ... female sturgeons caught for nursery hatcheries! (I deleted my newsletter too quick or I would post the link, sorry). But bans DO work; if they come soon enough. Remember the shrimp and TEDs?
    But tell us more about the white Califorinian Sturgeon.