Mild and smooth, Mote Caviar has a melt-in-your-mouth silkiness that summons the storied history of this delicacy once controlled only by kings. Caviar is created when the roe of sturgeon are lightly salted. This process, which cures the roe and preserves the delicate eggs, creates the briny sweetness that gourmets have craved for hundreds of years.
Wild sturgeon species worldwide are threatened and near extinction. As a nonprofit organization created in 1955 for the conservation and preservation of the world’s oceans and species, we believe that providing a superior farm-raised caviar will lessen the demand to harvest wild fish, allowing those populations to rebound. Mote has spent more than a decade developing the methods and techniques for farm raising Siberian sturgeon and other species that focus on minimizing our environmental footprint. Today, we are the second largest producer of farm-raised caviar in the U.S.
For more than a decade, Mote has been perfecting Earth-friendly techniques and systems to farm raise Siberian sturgeon caviar. Our idea was to create a sustainable source of seafood that would provide an alternative source to wild-caught fish and remove fishing pressure from those wild stocks in the process. For Mote Caviar, sustainability also means savor-ability. We know we've hit our mark, but don’t just take our word for it…
Mote Caviar is owned by Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc. Mote is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to today's research for tomorrow's oceans. Correspondence may be sent to 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Fla., 34236. Phone: 941-388-4441. Associated web site: www.mote.org.