29 Mar '11, 7pm

Russia aims to boost caviar exports with fish farms

Russia aims to boost caviar exports with fish farms

Once the world’s top exporter of black caviar, Russia is building fish farms to harvest the gourmet delicacy as it aims to bring its sturgeon stocks back from the brink. In Gamzyuki, a tiny village in the Kaluga region, around 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of Moscow, a fish farm has the ambitious goal of producing 16 tons of the sturgeon eggs per year by 2014. It is one of dozens of sturgeon farms that have opened in Russia recently, aiming to rebuild the nation’s reputation as the world’s premium exporter of caviar . In a brightly-lit hangar, thousands of the distinctive fish with pointed snouts and whisker-like barbels swirl around in dozens of vast pools, tended by white-coated workers. Several times a month, the workers net the fish and extract their eggs through a careful incision in a technique that does not kill the long-lived fish — unlike those caught in the wi...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/luxury-trends/russia-aims-to-boost-c...

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