Updates about sturgeons
7 September 2004, the Secretariat published the export
quotas of sturgeon for the year 2004 for three Black Sea countries,
i.e. Bulgaria, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro. Please see the
issued on the same date for more details.
In response to the misleading information seen in various newspapers
about those quotas, the Secretariat issued a press
release titled "CITES has not 'banned' caviar or 'punished'
producers" on 3 September 2004.
The CITES export
quotas for sturgeons for the current and previous years are
available on this site. Please also check the "Sturgeons"
section under "CITES programme" for more in-depth information
about the relationship between CITES and sturgeons.