Caviar ‘made in Italy’ becomes Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea announces the certification of Caviale srl's Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baeri) and Adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii). The group is part of the VENATUS S.r.l company, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to Friend of the Sea.
‘Perluga Caviar' and ‘Caviar Caviale' are produced in one of the world's largest sturgeon aquaculture farms set in the heart of the Lombardy region. The caviar is grown under purely natural, ecologically compatible conditions since 2006.
Great care is taken to ensure that the aquaculture farm exceeds set aquaculture standards whilst a team of fish-farming experts assure constant monitoring of the site.
The aquaculture farm production is designed following the principles of sustainable farming practices. All precautions are undertaken to ensure that the farms and their conditions mimic those found in the sturgeons' native breeding ground. The facilities are lined with a layer of riverstone pebbles, there is an inflow of up to 2,000 litres of fresh water per second from the neighbouring river and additional springs guarantee optimum water conditions at all times. Furthermore, the typical seasonal fluctuations in temperature and natural light conditions all ensure that the sturgeons have a gradual and healthy growth.
Mr Dalla Rosa, Caviale's Farm Manager, states "By gaining Friend of the Sea's seal of approval we can demonstrate to our customers the great care taken to ensure the sustainable nature of our Caviar."
Executive Director of Friend of the Sea, Paolo Bray adds, "We are proud to be able to announce the certification of sustainable Italian caviar, aquaculture farming practices are becoming increasingly more eco-friendly and it's important that consumers are aware of this."
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