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U.S. May Ban Imports of Beluga Caviar

The United States proposes a ban on imports of Beluga caviar due to over-harvesting in the Caspian Sea, and may put Beluga fish on the endangered species list to stiffen penalties for smugglers. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.
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