LIVE ON RTHK3 RADIO & FACEBOOK – Celebrating the United Nation’s “World Oceans Day” on Monday, June 8, 2020, from 12:00-12:30, RTHK3’s Phil Whelan on Morning Brew will interview author, hotelier and ocean conservationist Charles Barker about his new maritime thriller “THE MARITIME BETRAYAL”, an exciting new novel about one woman’s fight to protect the oceans’ most endangered species from trafficking and the predations of organised crime. From the savagery of shark finning in Costa Rica to the barbarism of the dolphin culls, mainly in Japan, and the brutality of whaling in the Pacific, this book cuts right to the heart of mankind’s wanton disregard for his fellow-creatures on the planet. Centred around the triads in Hong Kong and the Yakusa in Japan, the plot is largely based on the author’s experiences in Hong Kong and the tireless struggle to create global awareness towards the trading of shark fins. Also joining Phil and Charles will be HKSF’s Executive Director Andrea Richey to discuss the current shark finning situation in light of the recent shark fin seizure of 26 tons, 38,500 shark fins from endangered silky and thresher sharks – the largest single seizure in Hong Kong history.
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5% of net sales of THE MARITIME BETRAYAL will kindly be donated to charities like HKSF that support marine conservation issues.
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HONG KONG SHARK FOUNDATION
Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF)’s aim is to raise awareness about shark conservation, particularly the unsustainable practice of shark finning, and to reduce consumption of shark products in Hong Kong. Every year, over 100 million sharks are caught worldwide for shark fins and other products, with over 50% of the world’s shark fin being traded through Hong Kong alone. HKSF believes this a rare opportunity for one city to make a significant impact on a global scale. For more information about HKSF, check out our website:
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