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History of Sterling Caviar

From farm to table

The origins

In 1979 a professor at the University of California, Davis, Dr Serge Doroshov, and his team of researchers achieved the reproduction of the white sturgeon in captivity, using artificial insemination techniques.

History of Sterling Caviar

To find out about the origins of Sterling Caviar we must go back to 1979, when a professor at the University of California, Davis, Dr Serge Doroshov, and his team of researchers achieved the reproduction of the white sturgeon in captivity, using artificial insemination techniques. Professor Doroshov and his team chose the species Acipenser transmontanus for their research because this species of sturgeon is native to the Sacramento River, which is near Davis, California.

In the middle of the next decade and thanks to the application of the knowledge gained in the former Soviet Union by professor Doroshov and his researchers at the University of California, Davis, a white sturgeon fish farm was set up in Elverta, California, on the banks of the Sacramento River. This heralded the start of activities at the company Sterling Caviar LLC, which thus became the world’s leading producer of sustainable caviar, starting to market it in 1993.

Sterling Caviar’s history as an institution in the caviar production sector is referenced in books such as Caviar: a Global History by Nichola Fletcher, Philosopher Fish by Richard Adams Carey and Caviar, the Strange History and Uncertain Future of the World’s Most Coveted Delicacy by Inga Saffron.

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