We are incredibly proud to offer you the highest quality caviar and roe currently available, and these standards start with the sustainable farms we partner with. But what does sustainable caviar farming mean?
Let's dive a little deeper...
Aquaculture is the key tenet of sustainable sturgeon farming; this rapidly growing industry provides an environmentally conscious solution to meet the ever-increasing demand for caviar and other fish and seafood products. Historically, caviar was harvested from sturgeon in the wild, but today, many species of sturgeon are critically endangered after centuries of overfishing and poaching.
Enter aquaculture. Wild populations are left untouched by breeding, rearing, and harvesting caviar in a farm environment, allowing wild populations to replenish and habitats to restore. Essentially, aquaculture is agriculture, and the USDA provides leadership to ensure that a sustainable aquaculture sector can produce an abundant, safe, and affordable supply of seafood products to address growing global populations.
At The Caviar Co., we exclusively source our black caviar from aquaculture farms that raise their own broodstock and utilize at least 80% of the fish. This process allows for a controlled environment where the fish are monitored for their health and well-being. They are fed a natural and organic diet, mimicking what they would eat in the wild, free of any added hormones or antibiotics. This results in healthier fish and more delicious caviar. Furthermore, the sustainable practices utilized by our partner farms help to reduce the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact caused by traditional fishing practices. For example, one of the farms we source from recycles its water to irrigate neighboring land.
In our industry, aquaculture and sustainability can go hand in hand, providing an ecologically conscious and ethical way for people to enjoy one of the world's finest delicacies. By investing in sustainable aquaculture practices, we can ensure the health and well-being of sturgeon species, minimize environmental impact, and promote transparent, ethical practices in the caviar industry.