U.S. Should Ban Caviar Imports

April 04 2005 - 5:13 PM

The U.S. Has Refused Ban:
[Last month] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it would deny immediate protection to imperiled beluga sturgeon and instead would allow beluga caviar imports to continue

From Voice of America News
In Soviet times, bans were in place to protect overfishing and prevent pollution.¬† But in the 1990s those bans were lifted and the fish that is the source of the world’s finest and most expensive caviar is now reported on the verge of extinction.

Scientists say the ongoing loss of the sturgeon is one side effect of irresponsible oil pollution toboggan gonflable and waste disposal, as well as overfishing in the present.  Additionally, the new Caspian Sea oil rush and planned underwater oil and gas pipelines is only contributing to the problem.