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nnnnn williston north dakota home to the states bach an oil boom or oil wells pump more than a million barrels per day is also home to another kind of black gold , caviar , reuters correspondent ernie shutter visited the operation at peak harvesting season , every year thousands of paddle fish swim through the missouri and yellowstone confluence here and will , the fish are caught up to a thousand are allowed each year and here northstar caviar the ultra right behind me cleans them for free with a catch northstar caviar gets to keep the x. , just four ounces of these fish eggs go for a hundred dollars clients looking for larger quantities start calling the company each spring to bid on the delicacy , for it's sold out , clients from japan canada and yes even russia weight each made for the new batch to come in , and then by really aggressively for , proceeds go to the game and fish department for paddle fish research and local nonprofit groups that fund cultural and recreational projects , last year north star caviar made a hundred fifty thousand dollars in profit , donating that money to local libraries schools as well as historical groups , those kinda sorcerer wary that some of the world's best caviar is mine so close to heavy oil drilling trader says north star test the fish and eggs for hydrocarbons every year and so far no problems