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The sturgeon or as scientists call it a living fossil has had slight changes throughout the millenia. Over the past 50 years, due to the increasing popularity of caviar, the stock of wild sturgeon has decreased dramatically. As such, certain species have been classified as endangered and are now being protected by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) which is an international treaty to prevent species from becoming endangered or extinct because of international trade.
The mere mention of the word “caviar” brings to mind fine moments of unbridled luxury.
But what is caviar, really?
Caviar is the slightly salted eggs of the female sturgeon.
At Thesauri following much testing and experimentation we concluded that sturgeon can easily adapt to the climate conditions of Greece. The sex of the fish is ascertained via ultrasound. The female sturgeon yields the precious eggs after more than a decade and these eggs weigh about 10-14% of its total weight.
Out of the 27 caviar producing species of sturgeon, Huso Huso is highly respected as yielding the best quality.
Having a large population of Huso Huso donors close to maturity, Thesauri is about to produce the notorious Beluga caviar.
We also harvest Acipenscer Gueldenstaedtii,the Russian sturgeon and Acipenscer Baerii, the Siberian sturgeon, species considered to be the best amongst those that are allowed to be harvested.
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