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Florida Farmer Strikes Black Gold

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Posted on April 30th, 2009 at 10:38 am

The experts said it couldn't be done. But in the last few weeks, a major breakthrough that could spawn a whole new industry and an unprecedented opportunity for large scale production of the holy grail of aqua farming, caviar.

Two decades ago, the idea occurred to Gene Evans that if he could figure out how to spawn sturgeon, he could create a burgeoning industry in providing both sturgeon meat for consumption, but also caviar to satisfy the ever-growing demand and the ever-dwindling supply. (See our story with Gene in the early days here.)

Nearly all caviar-producing sturgeon are found in the Caspian Sea. But pollution, neglect and harmful ecological practices has caused their numbers to drop alarmingly.

Others have tried to raise the fish in a farm environment, but none could get them to spawn, except for Evans! See what he's doing that could spawn here in America a brand new hundred-million dollar agriculture industry.

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  • Posted 11:09am August 3rd, 2009

    Congratulations, Gene.  I know you have worked long and hard to accomplish this, as well as all the many other things you have accomplished in your lifetime.  I am proud to be your cousin and wish you only the best in the future. Thanks for the many things you do for the family.  Best wishes for continuing success with your endeavors.  Alice Mobley (Juke)

  • Posted 3:58pm May 9th, 2009
     I remember watching those fish at the farm when I was young. You did it. I hope you great success. Love you always uncle Gene

  • Posted 5:08pm April 30th, 2009

    What a great story. The man is a REAL AMERICAN with a can do attitude and dedication to a goal. Much like Alexander Graham Bell, Edison and many others. This is what makes us great. WE need more like him and lets  keep the Gov't out of it.

  • Posted 2:15pm April 30th, 2009
    Gene, I wish you all the success in the world.  It is so beautiful to see one's dreams come true. Continued success, Teri

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