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Smoked Sturgeon
(Acipenseriadae)

Is It Wild or Farmed? Sturgeon is farmed.

Where is it farmed? The Sturgeon that is used in The Lobster Place's Smoked Sturgeon comes from California

How is it farmed? Sturgeon is farmed in re-circulating inland tanks and ponds.

Where does The Lobster Place Source it? The Lobster Place sources its Smoked Sturgeon from Acme Smoked Fish.

Is it sustainable?  Sturgeon is farmed sustainably in the U.S using semi-closed and closed re-circulating systems.  These farming methods pose little risk of pollution of nearby ecosystems as well as little risk of the escape of farmed Sturgeon impacting the diversity of wild populations.  There are minor concerns about disease and parasite interactions that may affect wild fish populations due to constantly released waste water.  While the feed ratio (the amount of dry feed required to produce one unit of wet fish in fish farms, typically expressed in pounds) for farmed Sturgeon is lower than most, it’s still somewhat problematic with industry averages at approximately 1.6:1.

For more information, visit the following sites:

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Sturgeon

What is the flavor/texture profile? Hot smoked...rich, full flavor and deliciously firm white meat.

How do I Cook it?

Roasted Beet and Smoked Sturgeon Salad with Vodka Vinaigrette

Smoked Sturgeon Cakes

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