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Caviar Emptor - Educating the Consumer

Press Releases

Science, Policy and the $30,000 Fish
Dr. Phaedra Doukakis explains ongoing efforts to conserve sturgeon, one of the most ancient, valuable and endangered fish on earth
October 10, 2009

CITES Caviar Export Quotas Remain Steady for Beluga Sturgeon Despite Threat of Extinction;
Pew Institute for Ocean Science Warns More Firm Action Needed
February 29, 2008

Wild Caviar Trade to Face Additional Scrutiny
June 14, 2007

Beluga Caviar Trade Resumed Despite International Objection
February 05, 2007

Beluga Caviar Trade Undecided for 2007
Caspian nations given additional month to submit information; scientists cite further evidence of sturgeon’s decline
January 02, 2007

Romania Bans Sturgeon Fishing for 10 Years
June 02, 2006

Live via Satellite: Scientists to Track Caspian Sea Sturgeons
May 23, 2006

Extension of Global Ban on Most Wild Caviar
Environmentalists commend trade officials for move to protect imperiled wild sturgeon
April 17, 2006

Sturgeon featured as cover story in Science News
March 09, 2006

International worldwide caviar ban announced
January 03, 2006

US Bans Beluga Caviar Imports from Caspian and Black Seas
Statement from Caviar Emptor, as well as relevant links
October 28, 2005

First Global Sturgeon Fisheries Review Published
September 22, 2005

Pew Institute Wins National Geographic Grant
May 17, 2005

U.S. Government allows continued import of Beluga Caviar, despite declaring Beluga sturgeon "threatened with extinction"
Conservationists decry government's denial of protection for Beluga sturgeon; call on consumers to avoid beluga caviar
March 03, 2005

U.S. Government Acknowledges Beluga Sturgeon are Threatened with Extinction but Takes No Action To Protect the Fish
Conservation groups say immediate ban on beluga caviar imports is needed to prevent extinction; call on consumers to avoid beluga caviar
April 20, 2004


Media Coverage

The Challenge of Knowing What’s Really in the Osetra Tin
December 16, 2009

DNA 'Barcodes' Surface Fishy Imposters on Menus
Researchers Use Gene Segments to Settle Restaurant Mysteries, Check Stream Quality and Take Inventory of All Living Things
December 04, 2009

Biologists Push to Save Sturgeon
April 20, 2009

Wildlife Watchdog Focuses on Sturgeon
June 14, 2007

Interview with Dr. Doukakis live from Almaty, Kazakhstan
June 05, 2006

Editorial: Caviar ban/Good move to save sturgeon
October 11, 2005

Ban on Beluga Caviar Points to Sturgeon's Worldwide Decline
October 07, 2005

U.S. Moving to Ban Imports of Beluga Caviar to Protect Sturgeon
The Associated Press
September 27, 2005

Sturgeon Stocks Are in Decline Around World, Survey Reports
September 22, 2005

Caspian Creatures in Dire Straits
August 11, 2005

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