It is not easy to make red caviar. In Russia it is mostly made in Kamchatka and Sakhalin. When a fishing season begins ships come to the fishing places of the Pacific ocean, Okhotsk and Bering seas. We are going to show you how it happens in Kamchatka.
From the fixed nets fishermen bring their catch to the processing ship.
Bunker being loaded. From here the fish goes to the dressing line.
Dressing line. Here caviar is separated from the fish. Gut fish flows down to the lower deck, its guts are thrown overboard. At the factory the gut fish is washed, sorted according to its size, frozen and packed. The ready one is put to the freezing hold.
Skeins sorting. It's almost a crime to mix caviar of different fishes!
Here they also wash the skeins with water taken from aboard.