REAL LUXURY DOESN’T TAKE
The successful study and captive breeding of this endangered species are contributing greatly to our understanding of it in the wild. Ultimately, the potential success of rejuvenating the species in its natural habitat requires an ability to better understand and protect it. We wholeheartedly support scientific and academic partnerships that promote all aspects of Acipenser Brevirostrum’s revival.
Wild sturgeon stocks worldwide have been nearly destroyed, and most existing remaining breeds of sturgeon are found on either the vulnerable or endangered species list. Over 85% of sturgeon species are at risk of extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Trade in sturgeon caviar has been controlled by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulations since 1998. As the world’s only CITES licensed captive breeding facility for Acipenser Brevirostrum sturgeon, we have built active and thriving aquaculture facilities to support the environmentally aware and sustainable farming and harvesting of sturgeon and caviar.
Breviro Caviar can guarantee the provenance of every individual egg we produce. From the genetic heritage of our original breedstock to the point of sale, our transparency is your peace of mind.
The period from 1873 to 1905 was known as the Black Gold Rush of the east coast of America. Sturgeon were being fished extensively, primarily for Black Caviar – however, the smallest and most valuable part of the fishery was for caviar from Acipenser Brevirostrum, whose large egg size and warm golden-amber coloured roe were prized, and reserved for export to Europe and Russia. These desirable eggs were frequently packaged as high quality Caspian Ossetra caviar, and were even re-exported back to America as such.
By 1905, after annual catches had peaked at over 3 million kg, the fishery had collapsed. American Black Caviar and the prized golden caviar of the Brevirostrum were no more.
This history tells why the prized caviar from Acipenser Brevirostrum has not been truly available for more than a century. Even when the breed was added to the Endangered Species List in 1967 it was too late: the stock had been nearly destroyed.