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2006-02-28 16:05:57

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As celebrities vie to be prettier, thinner and more fabulous in preparation for the Academy Awards, they are pulling out all the stops, having their bodies massaged with diamonds and their faces rubbed with a cream made of fish eggs. Remedies for restoring youth and beauty, or maximizing it, have become all the rage in the countdown to Sunday's Oscars, Hollywood's biggest event. If ever there was a time for a little bit of plastic surgery...

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2006-02-28 15:30:00

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES -- As celebrities vie to be prettier, thinner and more fabulous in preparation for the Academy Awards, they are pulling out all the stops, having their bodies massaged with diamonds and their faces rubbed with a cream made of fish eggs. Remedies for restoring youth and beauty, or maximizing it, have become all the rage in the countdown to Sunday's Oscars, Hollywood's biggest event. If ever there was a time for a little bit of plastic surgery or a Botox...

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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2005-05-06 16:49:04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- In a busy San Francisco delicatessen that caters to Eastern European immigrants and city dwellers craving ethnic food, customers snapped up caviar for as much as $240 a pound. Yet this caviar came not from Russia's Caspian Sea, but from the nearby Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, where authorities say poachers illegally sold roe and flesh from rare white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in North America. Trailed early Thursday by news cameras, state game...


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2007-02-13 14:51:50

The Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is an endangered species of fish that exists in the waters of the Mississippi and Missouri River and numerous tributaries. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the species on the endangered species list, as very few young sturgeon had been found in recent years, and also due to the fact that all sightings of the fish had lessened in the preceding decade. The Pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish found in the Mississippi...

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2007-02-13 13:23:54

The beluga (Huso huso) is a species of anadromous fish in the sturgeon family (Acipenseridae) of order Acipenseriformes. It is found primarily in the Caspian and Black Sea basins, and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Heavily fished for the female's valuable roe"”known as beluga caviar"”the beluga is a large, maximum 19 feet (6 meters), slow-growing and late-maturing fish that can live for 150 years. The species' numbers have been greatly reduced by over-fishing or poaching, prompting...

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2007-02-13 13:09:49

The European sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), also known as the Baltic sturgeon or common sturgeon, is a species of Sturgeon found on most coasts of Europe. It is currently an endangered species. The wedge-shaped head of this sturgeon ends in a long point. There are many sensitive barbels on the facial area. The dorsal fins are located very far back on the body. Five longitudinal lines of large osseous plates are found on the body of the fish. The belly is yellow and the back is...

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2007-02-13 13:07:51

The Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus oxyrinchus) is a member of the Acipenseridae family and is among one of the oldest fish species in the world. Its range extends from New Brunswick, Canada to the eastern coast of Florida. It was in great abundance when the first settlers came to America, but has since declined due to over-fishing and water pollution. It is considered threatened, endangered and even extinct in much of its original habitats. The fish can reach sixty years of age,...

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2005-06-02 08:40:46

Sturgeon (Acipenser) is a genus of 20 different fishes, of which some twenty different species are known, from European, Asiatic and North American rivers. They pass a great part of the year in the sea, but periodically swim into large rivers, some in spring to deposit their spawn, others later in the season for some purpose unknown; only a few of the species are exclusively confined to fresh water. None occur in the tropics or in the southern hemisphere. In Russia the fisheries are of...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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