Consumption of fish and fish products is constantly increasing, growing by more than 57% compared to the middle of the last century. Satisfaction of growing needs is associated with the development of aquaculture, as natural hydrobiont populations are depleted. The state of the world’s natural sturgeon populations is of particular concern. Sturgeon bans have been introduced in a number of regions around the world. Their catching in Bulgaria, as well as transportation and sale of fish and fish products have been prohibited for the protection of Sturgeons since 2012. The ban was extended in 2016 for another 5 years, and in 2021 the period was increased by another 5 years. One of the modern approaches to the conservation of natural sturgeon populations is their introduction into new areas for industrial breeding. Aquaculture farms are in fact living genetic banks for in-vivo storage of the Acipenseridae family gene pool, in which endangered species are maintained. The sustainable development of Sturgeon farming can be realized only by building modern production based on scientific achievements in the field. This is why our company is the initiator of a number of scientific studies, for the first time in Bulgaria, on various Sturgeon species grown under conditions of super-intensive technology.
Esetra EOOD is among the leaders in the production of “malossol” sturgeon caviar. Malossol means that the caviar has a low salt content – 2.5-5%, and this is the highest quality and sought-after product by specialists and connoisseurs. Our company is fully licensed and has all necessary permits and registrations. The caviar production and processing plant has a food safety and quality control system (HACCP) as well as an ISO 22000 certificate. It is regularly inspected by health, veterinary and environmental authorities.