November 19, 2010
Read about what sturgeon researcher Matt Balazik has to say about these fossils.
April 28, 2010
Good news are scarce. Especially when it comes to ‘sturgeon’. One very good reason to spread this one. The Greate Lakes’ lake sturgeon is coming back to live. It’s stock is getting bigger and bigger. That’s not due to a natural phenomenon but thanks to the strict spearing limits, poaching laws, restocking efforts and the well-protected spring spawning.
November 30, 2009
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With 16 stores conveniently located throughout Manhattan, The Food Emporium is about to introduce the world’s premium caviar label ZwyerCaviar in its flagship store – The Bridge Market. Available for all caviarists starting from the 1st of November 2009!
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October 15, 2009
(Excerpt) “Good news for shovelnose sturgeon may be bad news for this region’s commercial fishermen, who sell them to make caviar.The shovelnose are not endangered, but their relatives, the pallid sturgeon, are. Because a young pallid can be mistaken for a shovelnose, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed declaring the shovelnose a threatened species in areas where the two types overlap, giving it regulatory authority.”
Click here to read full article!
September 17, 2009
KPLU’s Austin Jenkins recently went on patrol with Washington Fish and Wildlife Police looking for illegal sturgeon catches.
Read the article on KPLU
September 7, 2009
September 1, 2009
It concerns about 80miles of the Sacramento River.
And it should make this region a safe haven mostly for the green sturgeon population.
Read the original article at the Sacramento Bee…
August 24, 2009
Back in September 2008 I posted an article about the sturgeon breeding programm at the University of Maryland.
But there are others. Last week news spread across the net regarding the University of Georgia and its sturgeon breeding programm. Their first caviar is ready for sale. According to Doug Peterson, associate professor of fisheries and aquaculture at UGA, the aim is to help protecting the wild sturgeon populations and maybe even create a lucrative commodity for the state.
Its quite interesting to know, that there are as many as 4 sturgeon species that are native to the state. But Petersons caviar comes from Siberian sturgeons only. And their habitat is – obviously – nowhere near the US.
Anyhow, Peterson has spent about eight years developing a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable method of farming. And with success, so it seems. According to Michel Emery, director of sales for Petrossian, the color and consistency were spot on. And “the flavor,” Emery added, “was impeccable.”
Their caviar can be found at Inland Seafood of Atlanta. The caviar costs $58 for 30 grams (just over 1 ounce) or $235 for 125 grams (about 4.4 ounces), said Bill Demmond, the chief operating officer.
A rather funny side note regarding their marketing: The product was given the slogan, “They have Gatorade … we have caviar,” in reference to the University of Florida, whose researchers invented the sports drink Gatorade.
July 29, 2009
According to an article appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July, 19th, it seems that the Lake sturgeon might prepare its comeback. In just one day fishers in the Lake Erie basin caught 2 beauties after they vanished from any fishing nets and rods for the last 2-3 years. That is “notable” indeed, as Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Chuck Murray put it.
“Let’s put it this way, I’ve never brought one onto our boats since I’ve been with the commission, and that’s 17 years.”
It would be plain great if all of the indigenious ‘US sturgeon’ species, like the Atlantic sturgeon, the Short-nosed sturgeon and the Lake sturgeon – after being virtually wiped out within 20 years – would find their old habitat just that again: habitable.
Lets keep fingers crossed – and those waters clean!
June 30, 2009
A few months back I posted an article about the sturgeon breeding programm at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Lab. Now I found this website, where anybody is invited to contribute with his/her ‘pocket money’ and therefor help to assure the continuation of this important repopulation programm.
It’s another interesting strategy for fundraising. In my humble opinion maybe better then sacrificing their females by harvesting their roe and selling the caviar on the market to generate some incoming money (like the Mote Marine Lab).
Congrats, Dr. Lazur & Team!