Bibo Cibo: Caviar in last-gasp saloon

There’s something particularly tragic about a fish species that has managed to survive for 250 million years finding itself at the edge of extinction because of humankind.

14th March, 2009

There’s something particularly tragic about a fish species that has managed to survive for 250 million years finding itself at the edge of extinction because of humankind.

Perhaps global economic collapse has arrived just in time for the sturgeon. Demand is unlikely to rise, and since August 2007, caviar has been banned in Russia for ten years, except for scientific research or artificial breeding.

Of course, in some countries eating fish eggs is a very...

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