About North American Caviar

North American Caviar, Inc. (NAC) is a family-owned business located in Paris, Tennessee. Kenneth Linsman is the founder of NAC and began working in the fish industry over 50 years ago. After many years buying and selling fish and caviar through his retail fish markets, North American Caviar was established in 1990.

Today, North American Caviar is a wholesale fish and roe dealer in the states of Tennessee, Illinois and Arkansas. We still operate under the same business model and philosophy that we have for decades: we buy our fish and roe direct from the commercial fisherman and provide competitive pricing to our customers. We buy fish meat year-round, and during the caviar season, fishermen bring their daily catch to our processing facility in Paris, TN. We buy both the fish meat and the roe from the fisherman to harvest. The roe is then processed (cured) and packaged for resale and the fish meat is sold to customers across the U.S.

Ken, his daughter, Christel and son-in-law, Clay, operate and oversee the business. Clay is a commercial fisherman and was introduced into the fishing industry over 20 years ago. Collectively, Ken and Clay have over 70 years of experience in the fish and caviar industry. While Clay fishes the caviar seasons in Tennessee, Ken, Christel, and our NAC team oversee the daily operations.

The North American Caviar facility in Paris TN is HAACP certified, USDA, and FDA regulated. Our Paddlefish and Hackleback caviar comes direct from the fisherman and the waters of Tennessee, Illinois and Arkansas. Our company is committed to sustainability for the species we harvest. We work closely with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Arkansas Game and Fish to help sustain our natural resources.

For more information about our company and our product line, please e-mail us at northamericancaviar@gmail.com. If you are a restaurant, hotel or chef, we would love to hear from you.  Our wholesale prices are very competitive.  If there are products we do not have in stock that you are interested in, please let us know and we will get it for you!