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2010-02-25 13:40:03

Joint study by American and Kazakhstani scientists shows reducing adult mortality, rather than relying on hatchery supplementation, is key to recovery of beluga sturgeon A first-of-its-kind study of a Caspian Sea beluga sturgeon (Huso huso) fishery demonstrates current harvest rates are four to five times higher than those that would sustain population abundance. The study's results, which will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Conservation Biology, suggest that conservation...

2006-01-05 12:50:00

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is to introduce new laws to combat the illegal trade in caviar in the coming months, the European Commission said on Thursday. The announcement comes after Tuesday's decision by the United Nations to block caviar exports until producer countries around the Caspian and Black Seas give better information on stock levels and illegal sales of the highly prized delicacy. The decision was taken by the U.N. Convention on International Trade in...

2006-01-03 09:05:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday it would not approve 2006 caviar export quotas for the Caspian Sea basin, where most of the delicacy is produced, until it had more information on stock levels and illegal sales. The decision, in effect an export ban, covers foreign sales from Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran and Kazakhstan, which were allowed to ship 105,000 kg of caviar and other sturgeon products in 2005. The U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild...

2005-11-17 08:22:27

By Laura Zuckerman HAGERMAN, Idaho (Reuters) - After more than a decade growing in the spring waters of a commercial fish farm in southern Idaho, five dozen white sturgeon are ready to give eggs that will be marketed to U.S. caviar connoisseurs. The timing could hardly be better. A recent U.S. ban on beluga caviar from the Caspian and Black seas has sparked a boom for U.S. fish farms, which are stepping in to provide gourmet stores and high-end restaurants the much-loved salted...

2005-11-17 08:25:00

By Laura Zuckerman HAGERMAN, Idaho -- After more than a decade growing in the spring waters of a commercial fish farm in southern Idaho, five dozen white sturgeon are ready to give eggs that will be marketed to U.S. caviar connoisseurs. The timing could hardly be better. A recent U.S. ban on beluga caviar from the Caspian and Black seas has sparked a boom for U.S. fish farms, which are stepping in to provide gourmet stores and high-end restaurants the much-loved salted eggs, or roe, from...

2005-09-30 05:56:09

please read in 5th para ...received by Reuters in the Kazakh city of Almaty... instead of ...received by Reuters in the Kazakh capital A corrected repetition follows. ALMATY (Reuters) - The United States will ban imports of beluga caviar from the Caspian Sea from Friday because of concerns that the fish may die out in the wild, an environmental campaign group said. The numbers of beluga, the rarest and most valuable sturgeon which produces the tastiest caviar, have fallen by an...

2005-09-30 06:02:08

ALMATY (Reuters) - The United States will ban imports of beluga caviar from the Caspian Sea from Friday because of concerns that the fish may die out in the wild, an environmental campaign group said. The numbers of beluga, the rarest and most valuable sturgeon which produces the tastiest caviar, have fallen by an estimated 90 percent in the past 20 years as a result of overfishing, pollution and illegal trade, experts say. The United States imports 60 percent of the world's beluga...


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