The “fishy” business: a qualitative analysis of the illicit market in black caviar

  title={The “fishy” business: a qualitative analysis of the illicit market in black caviar},
  author={Yuliya Zabyelina},
  journal={Trends in Organized Crime},
The Volga-Caspian basin, once the largest habitat of sturgeon species, became a hotbed of wildlife crime in the 1990s. With the rising demand for caviar in various parts of the world, caviar trafficking has grown to unprecedented levels, having put Caspian sturgeons under the risk of absolute extinction. Two decades later, as the Caspian sturgeon populations have been radically depleted, North American supplies of sturgeon species are targeted by criminal masterminds as an alternative illicit… Expand
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