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No Sturgeron in the USA--Why?

Are there any Doctors or Lawyers out there who might be able to tell me why Sturgeron is not allowed to be sold in the USA?

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Re: No Sturgeron in the USA--Why?

"now" or "not"? Your opening post says "now".

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Re: No Sturgeron in the USA--Why?

They are either listed as endangered or threatened species depending on the waters.

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Re: No Sturgeron in the USA--Why?

I'm sure they're some in Alaska, but I doubt you'll find any south of the Canada border.
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Re: No Sturgeron in the USA--Why?

Where did you hear / encounter that? I am fairly certain that (in certain jurisdictions and under certain parameters), there's nothing illegal about selling sturgeon as a blanket statement. White Sturgeon, for example, appear to still be commercially fished in the Pacific Northwest.

That said, the jurisdictions and parameters might be fairly restrictive, and Caspian Sea sturgeon caviar specifically does seem to have been banned, due to the extreme endangerment / risk of extinction of the sturgeon species there, and many jurisdictions probably approach other sturgeon similarly in the name of conservation efforts—the particular biology and habits of the fish, coupled with the demand for sturgeon caviar, make them a natural candidate for high risk of extinction through overfishing and environmental changes.

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Re: No Sturgeron in the USA--Why?

Uh, the title refers to sea-sickness medication, not fish.

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Re: No Sturgeron in the USA--Why?

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Are there any Doctors or Lawyers out there who might be able to tell me why Sturgeron is not allowed to be sold in the USA?
Simply because the cost of obtaining FDA approval is too great for the size of the market and, of course, the FDA is so much wiser than the drug approval agencies in the rest of the first world which can't be trusted to protect the health and safety of their citizens. The US Government at its best...

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Re: No Sturgeron in the USA--Why?

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Uh, the title refers to sea-sickness medication, not fish.

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Ah, so the first R was the extraneous one, not the second one. Oops.

But, hey, I got to do some research on Sturgeon, so it wasn't a total loss.

In that case, yeah, I'm sure it's an FDA hurdle situation.

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Re: No Sturgeron in the USA--Why?

Still some in the Delaware River

Rebuilding sturgeon numbers in the Delaware River

But I think the OP was referring to Sturgeron a drug available in the UK and Ireland.

Don't know the answer, maybe a different name in the US or not yet FDA approved?
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