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Caviar

Synopsis
Historically the Volga has been a rich source of the Beluga sturgeon and its caviar. But the river is now overfished and dying from pollution. Looks at the consequences and causes of these problems, including Stalin’s 1930s’ vast hydroelectric schemes, polluting heavy industries, the consequences of intensive rice cultivation, giant irrigation schemes, the current lack of effective political control and the fishing industry itself, which has been infiltrated by organised crime.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
out of distribution; 1997 sale: £25.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
caviar; freshwater ecosystems; pollution; Russia; sturgeon; Volga

Credits

Director
Nick Davidson
Producer
Ron Orders

Production Company

Name

Central Independent Television

Notes
use Carlton UK Television

Distributor

Name

Carlton UK Television Ltd

Web
http://www.carlton.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0115 986 3322
Fax
0115 964 5202
Address
Video Resources Unit
East Midlands TV Centre
Lenton Lane
Nottingham
NG7 2NA

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