First, let me say, ewwwwwwww.
As I noted here, I cannot imagine why anyone would want to eat that stuff, but we at PRS are mindful that a few of our readers actually do eat farookin’ fish eggs. And, as a service to those readers, we offer the following advice.
Go NOW — LIKE IMMEDIATELY — to your caviar store and snap up all the sturgeon eggs you can before the already ridiculous price for the stuff goes intergalactic.
The reason is that the secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has ordered that the export of sturgeon eggs be immediately stopped at least until the countries who export sturgeon eggs can demonstrate that their fishing practices are not contributing to the extinction of sturgeon. The countries affected by the prohibition are: Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Serbia-Montenegro, Turkmenistan and Ukraine. Interestingly, the ban also prohibits the United States, as a party to the 169-nation convention, from importing sturgeon.
The announcement coincided with official holidays in Russia, and, as such, Russian trade officials have not commented, but it is not difficult to imagine that the shitsky will hit the fansky once the Russian holidays are over.
So, to you folks who like to eat that that fishy glop and who don’t want to go broke satisfying your glop Jones, I suggest that this might a good time for a peanut butter on a Ritz.