Tax Loss from Sturgeon Smuggling in Russia

The illegal fishing of sturgeon lead to an $800 Million tax loss for the Russian government in 2005.

(More on sturgeon and caviar smuggling on the black market.)

Source:  Mark Petry and Marina Muran, “Russian Federation, Fishery Products: Outlook for Sturgeon and Caviar Production 2005,” USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Report, May 20, 2005.