As international demand for caviar causes overfishing of the Caspian Sea's once plentiful beluga sturgeon, fishermen are flocking to Missouri to illegally harvest from the next big name in caviar: the Mississippi paddlefish. An ancient cousin to the sturgeon, paddlefish are plentiful in Table Rock ... More >>
A two-year investigation into illegal fishing and harvesting of paddlefish eggs in southwestern Missouri ended this week with citations and charges filed against more than 100 people. The suspects include eight men who face federal charges in connection with their alleged efforts to transport paddle ... More >>
Week of May 10, 2006
A bubbling demand for Missouri caviar spawns cutthroat competition.