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Sturgeon farmers cash in on caviar

by the Fish Site Editor
27 April 2006, at 1:00am

UK - Caviar has long been one of the world&#39;s most exclusive and expensive commodities. Now aquaculture specialists and fish farmers who have spent years perfecting techniques of rearing sturgeon - the eggs of which are used to make the caviar - are hoping to cash in on the seemingly insatiable appetite the world&#39;s moneyed elite has for a product often referred to as &quot;Black Gold.&quot; &quot;Maybe our time has come,&quot; says Peter Struffennegger, manager of Stolt Sea Farm in the US, one of the biggest sturgeon farms in the West. &quot;For years we&#39;ve been investing in what is a very tricky, complex business. &quot;Caviar consumers are a very picky bunch. Traditionally, they&#39;ve always demanded caviar from wild sturgeon, but now, at last, there are signs they&#39;re getting used to the idea of the farmed variety. Finally we might start making some money.&quot; <i>Source: BBC News</i>

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