Inside America's Only Beluga Caviar Farm

  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • We visited the only caviar farm in the United States legally allowed to breed beluga sturgeon. Russian immigrant Mark Zaslavsky brought live beluga into the country in 2003, just before the US government banned imports of the species in 2005.

    Beluga sturgeon are native to the Caspian Sea, and are classified as critically endangered by the World Wildlife Fund.

    The farm breeds five different types of sturgeon, some of which don’t take as long to mature as beluga, which allows the company to harvest their eggs for caviar and take them them to market.

    Zaslavsky has pledged, as part of his agreement with the US government, to donate fertilized beluga eggs in the hopes that they will eventually strengthen the population of beluga in the wild.

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    Inside America's Only Beluga Caviar Farm

Comments • 546

  • zellofer
    zellofer  8 hours back

    Crazy Russian hacker but instead of his dogs, it’s beluga

    • Natalia Esco
      Natalia Esco  8 hours back



        This is my actual proof that this world has been making absolutely no meaningful reason of life. Rich get richer and the poor suffer. Soon the world will be at war again no doubt.

        • Atlanta The Dragon
          Atlanta The Dragon  3 days back

          I might go and visit this place

          • condorX2
            condorX2  6 days back

            When they show us how to make Caviar, it gave me the impression that the customers are basically eating salt.

            • Dozha Deville
              Dozha Deville  6 days back

              That dude got it banned himself.

              • Anton Raspaev
                Anton Raspaev  7 days back

                For many of you to know. The reproduction of these species is not possible in the area they are originated from. Beluga and others are mainly freshwater species, the main habitat is river Volga. Fish needs to go up the current more than 1000 miles but it is impossible due to the cascade of dams where nothing is made to allow it to pass.

                • SukaBeda
                  SukaBeda  1 weeks back


                  • Yan Lovsi
                    Yan Lovsi  1 weeks back

                    Why not release the fish into the rivers and lakes in the US? It is not a predator so it cannot harm the ecosystem.

                    • AmazingTSDO
                      AmazingTSDO  1 weeks back

                      Yeah people need to patrol the Caspian Sea cause we can see others going off and stealing them

                      • Blxrrym
                        Blxrrym  1 weeks back


                        • Dwayne Koblitz
                          Dwayne Koblitz  1 weeks back

                          Caviar is actually gross AF. But sustainability is excellent. Repopulating is a fantastic ordeal.

                          • Sarah Hunt
                            Sarah Hunt  1 weeks back

                            wdf is the hype about caviar

                            • Joseph Underwood
                              Joseph Underwood  1 weeks back

                              That's a sturgeon idiot

                              • FlamingKillerMC
                                FlamingKillerMC  1 weeks back

                                Joseph Underwood No it’s not, their is a difference between an sturgeon and an beluga

                            • Alan Ferris
                              Alan Ferris  1 weeks back

                              I adore beluga caviar Omg it's just gorgeous

                              • M Young
                                M Young  1 weeks back

                                So crazy Monopoly at its Finest hmmm.... Can i get a taste of that Pie lol! Facts!

                                • Емил Ростобая


                                  • Prashant Pandey
                                    Prashant Pandey  1 weeks back

                                    Madness , may be some crazy alien should harvest your testicles .

                                    • Purple Ghost
                                      Purple Ghost  1 weeks back

                                      Litterly stole B-roll from Gordon Ramsey’s caviar video 😂

                                      • Vanessa  Benefico
                                        Vanessa Benefico  1 weeks back

                                        I'm sorry, but gross.

                                        • Sippy ツ
                                          Sippy ツ  1 weeks back

                                          My mans just finesse the government

                                          • Harbinger Hollow
                                            Harbinger Hollow  1 weeks back

                                            This is guy a legend

                                            • Helyati Mohamad
                                              Helyati Mohamad  1 weeks back

                                              Why does the narrator sound so annoying? Damn

                                              • Shelly Bee
                                                Shelly Bee  1 weeks back

                                                🎼🎤Baby Beluga🎵🎶🎵

                                                • El Magnifico
                                                  El Magnifico  1 weeks back

                                                  Giving fancy name to relatively simple thing . they are just fish eggs .. shitty white people

                                                  • Jake M
                                                    Jake M  1 weeks back

                                                    Russian mafia anyone?

                                                    • Jean-Ian Simard
                                                      Jean-Ian Simard  1 weeks back

                                                      Repopulate Caspian sea is not a good idea. You know that one of Putin's buddy will benefits from it all while paying extreme poverty wages to got it done. Let them repopulate their own waters.

                                                      • Jean-Ian Simard
                                                        Jean-Ian Simard  1 weeks back

                                                        I thought they just squeezed the eggs out without killing the fish.

                                                        • Muhammad Mustafiz
                                                          Muhammad Mustafiz  1 weeks back

                                                          People feel the need to pay extortionate amounts for raw fish egg with salt?!

                                                          I like the farmer but feel sad for some fools that fall for such crap.

                                                          • Asf69
                                                            Asf69  1 weeks back

                                                            “Baby beluga in the deep blue sea”

                                                            • Don’t-hate- Appreciate

                                                              The fact that caviar used to be for poor people astonishes me

                                                              • David's here
                                                                David's here  1 weeks back

                                                                He’s probably the best hearted Russian I have ever seen. Most I have run into are greedy and always wanna win, as well as thinking they always right

                                                                • Happy Cookiezz
                                                                  Happy Cookiezz  1 weeks back

                                                                  I’ve touched some in japan 😃

                                                                  • Rex Luther
                                                                    Rex Luther  1 weeks back

                                                                    Russians are the real good guys

                                                                    • mmdirtyworkz
                                                                      mmdirtyworkz  1 weeks back

                                                                      I'd rather buy 100+ burgers for the price of a couple of teaspoons of that shit. But sheep need trimming... :)

                                                                      • the Celtic Crone
                                                                        the Celtic Crone  1 weeks back

                                                                        FYI, never use Metal to eat Caviar.

                                                                        • Mister Hamlicrazy123
                                                                          Mister Hamlicrazy123  1 weeks back

                                                                          They used to feed this to pigs or throw it out to rot

                                                                          • Eric Ressler
                                                                            Eric Ressler  1 weeks back

                                                                            Anyone had caviar? What does it taste like...?

                                                                            • Sinclair Dewitt
                                                                              Sinclair Dewitt  1 weeks back

                                                                              What’s it taste like tho chicken? Watermelon? Corn bread?

                                                                              • Ponee
                                                                                Ponee  1 weeks back

                                                                                you arent missing out on anything it just tastes super salty

                                                                                • Sergo Pedro Khoch
                                                                                  Sergo Pedro Khoch  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Good job Mark!

                                                                                  • Zahq
                                                                                    Zahq  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Please stop calling them beluga lmao, just sturgeon.

                                                                                    • *MisS* *TriNiDaD*
                                                                                      *MisS* *TriNiDaD*  1 weeks back

                                                                                      😋Nom!!!!! I love Caviar!!! 🤤

                                                                                      • Norlan Zeledon
                                                                                        Norlan Zeledon  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I can do dis

                                                                                        • Colby Charlton
                                                                                          Colby Charlton  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Moves to Florida
                                                                                          "No chance of a hurricane happening here"

                                                                                          • Valerie Irvin
                                                                                            Valerie Irvin  1 weeks back

                                                                                            This should have been longer then 4:47 minutes.

                                                                                            • I can't be serious can I?

                                                                                              How is this so expensive? Is it really that good tasting?

                                                                                              • eternal summer
                                                                                                eternal summer  1 weeks back

                                                                                                It’s not expensive because it’s good tasting. In fact a lot of people don’t like the taste. It’s expensive because there’s a high demand for it but little supply because the sturgeons are endangered species.

                                                                                            • A E
                                                                                              A E  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Beluga farmer: This hurricane is a fluke

                                                                                              Hurricane Michael: Am I a joke to you?