Today, we're proud that Tsar Nicoulai is recognized as a world leader in sustainable sturgeon production. Our proprietary tank-farming techniques have significantly reduced the threat to declining wild stocks, while our use of water from our own natural aquifers and unique recycling programs have made us truly earth-friendly.
In fact, our farm is virtually its own micro-ecosystem: the filtered water ultimately passes through a 4 acre hydroponics pond. This whole process is designed to clean and recharge the waters so that our fish can swim in the most pristine and mineral rich waters. That means, virtually no mercury, residual pesticides, pollutants or chemicals are found in our waters.
While our acclaimed California Estate is cultivated right here from our aqua farm, our entire selection of products come from sources, both domestic and international, that have aligned themselves with our pledge towards sustainability. Our commitment to the planet is a big one, but it gives you an idea why the nation's top chefs choose our caviar.