Sustainable full-cycle farming
Full-cycle farming is the process of raising the fish at every stage of its life cycle, from eggs laid and hatched in captivity, all the way to the fish’s adulthood, where eggs from adult fish are harvested and hatched again, completing the full life cycle of the fish.
Through full-cycle farming, not only is the farm able to breed new stock without impacting wild stocks, but it is also able to sell young fish to other farms not capable of full cycle farming, for them to farm fish without having to capture wild young.
Wild sturgeon populations have plummeted due to unregulated fishing since 1991, and while wild-caught caviar is banned in many parts of the world, wild sturgeon numbers remain at 5% of what they were at their peak. Full cycle farming allows the critically endangered sturgeons a chance to recover in the wild.
Kairos is CITES Certified
The CITES convention, is a multilateral treaty signed by over 180 parties to protect vulnerable species of fauna and flora including the critically endangered sturgeon and all sturgeon products, including caviar.
Each tin of caviar we bring from the farm to your hands is inspected, and clearly marked with a tamper-proof label so you can enjoy our caviar guilt-free.