Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) is a farmed caviar from Marky's with a pleasing nuttiness and hints of ocean flavor, a refined delicacy for true caviar experts.
True black caviar is harvested from members of the sturgeon family, whose historic habitats are river and sea basins from the subtropical to the subarctic zones of North America and Eurasia. The Acipenseridae family numbers 27 species, though only a select few produce this most opulent and coveted delicacy.
One of the sturgeon family's notable members is the Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii), which lives in Siberian rivers, lakes, and adjacent seas. This sturgeon (sometimes known as the Siberian Osetra) is not notable among its relatives for either its size or its life span. The largest recorded fish, at 60 years old, was 2 m long and weighed around 210 kg, moderate statistics compared to wild-caught Beluga or Kaluga, which can grow to quite gargantuan size and great age.
These days such old specimens are rarely to be met with in the wild, as for several decades now human activity has drastically depleted sturgeon populations. Industrial pollution contaminating the waters of the fishes' home rivers, dams cutting off migration routes, and uncontrolled fishing and poaching have nearly wiped out many sturgeon species, leading to the imposition of strict regulations on their commercial use. The clear solution to this troubling situation, one that takes the pressure off the wild stock while continuing to supply sturgeon products to the clamorous market, is an emphasis on farm-raised fish.
Aquafarms provide an ideal environment, controlled and secure in a way the sturgeons' natural habitat is not. The fish are provided with drinking-quality water and regular and sufficient feed with strictly controlled content. Most of the fish in the worlds' aquafarms derive from fingerlings imported from the Siberian rivers, so it is nothing less than perfect truth to describe our products as 100% authentic Siberian sturgeon, with the original flavor and quality of Siberian caviar. We offer three different products in this category: