Sturgeon poaching and black market caviar: a case study

  title={Sturgeon poaching and black market caviar: a case study},
  author={Andrew Cohen},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
This paper documents a recent United States Federal prosecution of members of a poaching ring that sold caviar derived from illegally taken Columbia River white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus. Experts estimated that over 2000 adult sturgeon were killed in the process of illegally harvesting the more than 1500 kg of caviar involved in the case. Case studies of illegal activities related to exploitation of natural resources are rare. These crimes are difficult to discover and prosecute, for… CONTINUE READING

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