American caviar from Marshallberg Farm is harvested from purebred Russian sturgeon. Osetra caviar comes exclusively from the roe of Russian sturgeon (acipenser gueldenstaedtii). In the traditional caviar hierarchy, species native to the Caspian Sea produce the best caviar in the world. Osetra is shadowed only by Beluga. Did you know that all Caspian and Black Sea native sturgeon species are currently farmed for their roe? These coveted species are critically endangered in the wild, unfortunately still being poached.
By choosing American caviar from Marshallberg Farm, you are getting U.S. regulated clean Osetra caviar while helping to counter the worldwide Black Market. Although imported farmed caviar is available through U.S. distributors, the price has been significantly raised for the market, while the quality is inferior.
Almost all Caspian species caviar on the U.S. market is farmed in China. These farms are known to use hormone injections, antibiotics and borax. Imported caviars are also know to come from unregulated facilities that pose environmental and health hazards.
Marshallberg Farm produces sustainable American Osetra caviar and meat via recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). These state-of-the-art facilities adhere to strict U.S. environmental and health regulations. The systems are designed to achieve optimum water purity through high-tech filtration methods. Millions of gallons of water are filtered and recycled through the course of one day. The sturgeon living in these R.A.S. tanks are never in stagnant water. The fish are constantly being filtered themselves, resulting in high quality, clean tasting meat and caviar.
American caviar raised via indoor R.A.S. is ranked a best choice for sustainability by trusted seafood buying guides worldwide.