In a decision that could jeopardize already imperiled sturgeons, more caviar will be exported from Caspian Sea and Amur River states this year as a result of unacceptably permissive new trade quotas announced by CITES, according to the Pew Institute for Ocean Science. These quotas will further damage this ancient fish's chance of recovery and survival, since sturgeon must be killed to harvest their eggs which are then processed into caviar, the group says.
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