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Illegal caviar trade in the EU
Original cartography by Philippe Rekacewicz (le Monde Diplomatique) assisted by Laura Margueritte and Cecile Marin, later updated by Riccardo Pravettoni (GRID-Arendal), Novikov, Viktor (Zoi Environment Network)
Illegal caviar trade in the EU in period 2000-2007
The Caspian area is the world’s main producer of
wild caviar (83% in 2003) and supplies the four
largest markets, the European Union, United States,
Switzerland and Japan.
The caviar trade reportedly
fell by about 70 per cent between 1999 and 2003 but
there is still every reason to monitor development of the
sturgeon population and keep it on the list of endangered
species. However, it is not clear to what extent the
temporary ban on caviar exports has boosted well
established illegal domestic and international trafficking,
obviously not accounted for in the official figures. To
combat the illegal trade in caviar, governments around
the world have agreed to a universal caviar labelling
system to inform traders and consumers.