But now caviar lovers can enjoy this delicacy without concern, as Russia has conceived of a method to obtain the precious eggs without harming the fish – inducing the (still living) female sturgeon to deposit her eggs. How? By almost “milking” them.
The procedure includes particular massage technique, which activates the fish’s instinct to produce her eggs, which she’ll then deposit naturally. The results seem to be encouraging, according to Mottra Caviale one of the world’s biggest caviar producers whose Lithuanian sturgeon hatchery raises more than 50 thousand sturgeons whose egg production has increased by 40% in the last year.