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 17th 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


TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development whose mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. More information at


WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.