California pearls.Turns out the Golden State accounts for the vast majority of the U.S. sturgeon and caviar production.

ELVERTA, Calif. – With your flute of French Champagne this weekend, how about a little caviar on toast from California?,,,To the surprise of many would-be gourmands, the halcyon days of caviar are over. Most of the world’s production no longer comes from such exotic spots as Russia’s Volga River and western Asia’s Caspian Sea. Those supplies are almost completely depleted from pollution, poaching and overfishing of the caviar-egg-bearing sturgeon.,,,Instead, it turns out that Sacramento County, Calif., now is the epicenter of U.S. sturgeon and caviar production,,,Read more