Caviar farming in the most sustainable way possible
Over the past 100 years, the wild sturgeons that produce precious caviar have sadly been subjected to over-fishing. With stocks almost depleted, many producers have turned to open-air pond sturgeon farming, which - although productive - has been found to have a damaging environmental effect on nearby rivers and lakes. As an entrepreneurial group of Finnish fish farmers, we naturally wondered: could sustainable sturgeon be farmed indoors? Our farm in North Carelia, at the heart of the beautiful Finnish waterdistrict, seemed the ideal place to try.
The crisp, clear, cold water that sets us apart
Fortuitously located between two lake systems, we are literally awash with huge amounts of fresh water. This has enabled us to develop the innovative recirculation technology required to farm caviar in a controlled indoor environment. As we are surrounded by beautiful nature, it is extremely important to us that our farm wastes nothing. We want to contribute to our local environment and economy, not drain them. Our detailed policy guides everything we do and we work closely with our neighbours to ensure complete sustainability. We share a waste management system with a nearby paper mill and use their excess steam to heat our basins.
Our Nordic location: the key to outstanding flavour
Carelian Caviar is the first Nordic producer of black gold. We harvest this luxury product from Siberian sturgeons, but it is our geographical location that really sets us apart. With unlimited access to cold, clean, Nordic water, we are able to produce caviar that has a truly outstanding flavour - a taste experience like no other.
More and more people around the world are discovering Carelian Caviar. In 2016 we opened a new repacking and sales office in Las Vegas. With capacity to produce up to six tonnes of this premium product each year, we make enough Carelian Caviar to be able to thrill caviar enthusiasts around the world. We´d love for you to be among them, so raise a glass of champagne or vodka and join the celebration.