The “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora” “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora” –
) was signed in Washington on March 3, 1973.
It has now been ratified by 182 states and is being implemented in accordance with national law. The aim is to ensure the survival of protected animals and plants while enabling sustainable trade with them. In Germany, the implementation takes place via the Federal Species Protection Ordinance.
Since April 1998, all sturgeon species have been protected by CITES as an endangered species. Any trade in wild caviar (wild caviar) is therefore prohibited. This measure has led to a recovery in stocks due to the decline in trade with it. Only breeding caviar which is bred in controlled conditions in farms may be sold.
Fine Food Royal caviar is, of course, subject to the strict controls resulting from CITES and is characterized by CITES banderoles.