Farm-raised sturgeon has become an important alternative in the efforts to protect wild sturgeon. This fish is raised in isolated tanks or ponds taking the pressure off wild fisheries and the ecosystem. Much of Acme’s sturgeon is farm-raised in California. The firm, mild, mossy, buttery, steak-like flesh is one of the unique characteristics of this fish that make it perfect for hot smoking. Sturgeon is not considered Kosher because it does not have scales.