Sturgeon and caviar from aquaculture
Caviar has become one of the rarest and most valuable delicatessen known. In view of the overfished sturgeon populations in the wild, the huge demand can only be satisfied with sustainable aquaculture. United Food Technologies AG (UFT) has many years of experience and a significant advantage in know-how in this sector. This week, the company delivered a turnkey aquaculture plant to an operator in Germany. Further projects are currently being implemented on other continents.
The operators of the newly launched aquaculture plant in Jessen, Germany commissioned UFT with the complete planning, development and implementation. Following several months of construction, the plant – scheduled to produce its first caviar this year already – was launched in the presence of more than 250 guests from the economic and political sectors. About 30 000 sturgeons (Acipenser Baerii = Siberian sturgeon) were previously bred specifically for the plant on behalf of UFT and transported to Jessen by costly live transport.
United Food Technologies AG has many years of experience in aquaculture technology and is active on a worldwide scale. The patented UFT technology is highly profitable. UFT CEO Christoph Hartung emphasizes: "High profitability of the plant, protection of resources, sustainability and quality of the product are harmonized using our unique technology."
Overfishing of the populations in the wild has made sturgeon and caviar a rarity. More and more commercial enterprises, caterers, hotels and airlines rely on good quality produce from aquacultures. Concerning the marketing of the plant’s products, UFT offers operators and investors innovative and complete solutions, right up to bringing the products onto the market. For instance, the company entered into a partnership with Petrossian, one of the oldest and most renowned caviar trading houses worldwide.
More details in the company's publication "Inside Aquafarming News - No. 1 -2008" (PDF)