Mottra caviar is new to the UK and is one of the world’s only truly sustainable caviars.
This is of great interest given the concerns over other unethical and unsustainable options. Labelled ‘sturgeon-friendly caviar’ Mottra was awarded the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) certification – which is no mean feat.
Quite rightly it prides itself on its eco-credentials as being both ecologically and gastronomically gratifying. Reassuring for a caviar lover like myself…
“Discerning caviar lovers will always have suffered from the knowledge that wild breeding sturgeon were killed to provide this world renowned delicacy. Mottra has solved this dilemma with the use of modern technology and special techniques that encourage caviar production, whilst putting the sturgeon’s welfare first. Once the sturgeon is about five years of age the caviar gets gently massaged out of the fish – a process also known as ‘stripping’. The fish is then put back into the perfect conditions of the Mottra pools, where it continues to grow and starts the next year’s process of caviar production.”
Mottra caviar is available from www.mottra.co.uk and Harvey Nichols.
Retail prices for a 56gm jar: £69 for Osetra caviar and £75 for Sterlet caviar