All international shipments of #caviar must be accompanied by #CITES permits.
A maximum amount of 125 g of #caviar per person can be used for non-commercial purposes.
The Lacey Act, inter alia, empowers federal agents to seize and fish or fish product which they have reasonable grounds to believe was “taken”, transported or imported in violation of the provisions of ESA, #CITES or the relevant federal regulations. Violations of the Lacey Act
- civil penalty can be as much as $10.000
- felony offenses which carry a maximum $250.000 fine per individual
- fine of $500.000 per organization, and/or up to 5 years imprisonment
- $100.000 fine per individual and $200.000 per organization,
and/or up to 1 year imprisonment.