Caviar © Thomas Hawk/ Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0)

The global caviar market results of a rapid assessment on trade in Sturgeon caviar

Caviar © Thomas Hawk/ Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0)


Published 17 July 2018


Geneva, 17th July 2018—Twenty years after trade in sturgeons was regulated, illegal trade in sturgeon caviar continues and threatens the survival of this endangered group of species across the world, according to a new TRAFFIC and WWF study.

Understanding the Global Caviar Market

Report author(s):
L. Harris and H. Shiraishi

Publication date:
July 2018


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