U.S. Bans Caspian Beluga
Issue: December 15, 2005
Caviar lovers, take note. Since Sept. 30, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has banned imports of all beluga sturgeon products from the Caspian Sea, the world's major source of beluga. The ban also applies to personal purchases; travelers cannot bring beluga into the United States with them.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2005.