The Caviar Ban Gets A Bit Wider
The U.S. ban against beluga caviar just got a little wider. The NY Times reports that the Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the ban to the Black Sea basin which basically means that all beluga is off limits. The beluga that is already here in the U.S. may still be sold but only for the next 18 months. The ban does not cover osetra or sevruga caviar, or caviar from farmed sturgeon. As they have said before, the ban will be in place until the caviar-producing companies manage to make giant strides in protecting the beluga sturgeon. Get ready for the black market beluga market to ramp up.