This is a video about beluga sturgeon and caviar.
From British daily The Independent:
British restaurants using black market caviar
By Martin Hickman, Consumer Affairs Correspondent
Published: 25 July 2007
An illegal black market exists in Britain in cut-price caviar smuggled from the Caspian Sea, where the sturgeon is losing a battle for survival against over-fishing.
In scenes redolent of the illicit trade in stolen gadgets in pubs, traders knocking at the backdoor of restaurants are offering caviar at big discounts. The smuggling has so far passed with little sanction. EU countries imported 591 tonnes of caviar in 2006, but seizures of illegal caviar between 2000 and 2005 totalled just 12 tonnes.
Paul Merritt, a Michelin-starred chef and BBC television food presenter, confirmed the existence of the practice – which is little mentioned by the restaurant trade.
Mature females key to beluga sturgeon survival: here.
Chinese sturgeon: here.
Nick Calleya, 36, from Cubert in Cornwall and George Carstairs from Scotland landed a 500lb white Sturgeon while angling from a boat in the Fraser River in British Columbia in Canada: here.