September 28, 2008
Yesterday it was about the Caviar Mafia in Kazakhstan. Today we remain in this profitable underworld which is protected by officials.
An Al Jazeera report about the Kazakhstan authorities ‘battling’ against the caviar mafia (or is it dancing?).
Sturgeon poaching and smuggling brings the sturgeons in the Caspian Sea to their end – within the next 10 years! Note that 90% of the worlds sturgeon population is in the Caspian Sea. Wild caviar is, as Caviar Emptor puts it, a ‘roe to ruin’. And not only for the Beluga, but for most of the sturgeon species!
September 27, 2008
It sounds suspenseful. But is plain dumb.
This video found on Youtube talks about the Caviar Mafia and its connections deep into the corrupt system of Kazakhstan authorities. It raises questions and doubts about how well CITES is regulating international caviar trade and why it seems so easy to get ‘green lights’ for trading with illegal documentation.