Cornel Ceapa

Cornel Ceapa has dedicated the greater part of his life to studying and working with sturgeon. He is a scientist with a PhD in sturgeon biology. He is a conservationist, a researcher, a fisherman, a businessman, a roving salesman and an unadulterated sturgeon geek who can spend hours talking about sturgeon migration, sturgeon anatomy, sturgeon fishing, sturgeon recipes, sturgeon everything. 

Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar was founded in 2005 and is truly a family business. Cornel works closely with his wife Dorina and son Michael to manage all aspects of the business - from caring for the fish; harvesting; producing caviar; smoking and packaging the sturgeon meat; and managing the daily operations. 

Cornel and his family work hard, loving what they do and taking pride that they are able to build a very difficult, sustainable business using their knowledge and passion for sturgeon, as well as the support of the people around them. Acadian Sturgeon's strategy of developing an aquaculture business while also managing a sustainable sturgeon fishery is unique and will hopefully be used as a model for other species.