17 Sep, 2018 @ 10:53
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Fears for Granada’s pioneering caviar industry after flash floods ‘destroyed everything in 15 minutes’

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SCARY: Floods in Granada

GRANADA’S iconic caviar industry may be under threat following the devastating flash floods at the weekend.

According to locals, the Sturgeon population, whose eggs are harvested to form the luxury food staple, has been ‘wiped out’.

“It’s a disaster for the village,” British expat Paul Bateson told the Olive Press, “it is a main producer of the world’s caviar and now all the sturgeon are dead or washed away, as are the trout.

“Some 30 cars were wrecked as well as a 500-year-old bridge.

“Most of the restaurants have also been flooded, and all in about 15 minutes.”

The Rio Frio region has been producing caviar since 1955 and includes luxury brands like Beluga.

It was the first in the world to produce 100% organic caviar.

Footage from this weekend’s floods went viral after showing dozens of cars being washed away while locals looked on in tears.

Ronda was also hit by floods following a yellow alert for rain and thunder from Friday onwards.

 

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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