Are fish populations hurt by caviar?



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    There are a number of species of sturgeon, the fish whose eggs are used in caviar, and of 25 types studied in a recent survey only 4 escaped the endangered list. The most lucrative type of caviar comes from the Beluga sturgeon, which is now critically endangered. Food enthusiasts believe that the “wild” Beluga sturgeon eggs taste better than the farmed ones, even when given two samples of the same fish and told that one is wild and the other is farmed. While there are some limits placed on sturgeon fishing it is still a major issue and the black market is still thriving in caviar sales. 

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