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Uploaded on Wednesday 18 Jun 2014
by Jarle Mjaasund
Sturgeon catch in the Caspian Sea and caviar imports
Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID Arendal
The sturgeon – sought for its caviar – has declined dramatically in what is now a heavily illegal trade. To reduce the illicit trade in any wildlife, responses must include front line protection, customs control, investigation and prosecution of networks and targeted consumer awareness programmes as well as general awareness to the local populations on the threats posed to their local economy, food security and sustainability.