Paddle for the Planet Event

Event: Paddle for the Planet  Date: June 2nd, 2012 Location: VRC, Deep Water Bay Time: 10am registration Cost: HKD100.00 donation Start: 11am, 4km paddle around Middle Island T-shirts: HK$100.00 Stickers: HK$65.00 BBQ: Please hang around for a quick bit to eat after the paddle Drinks: Water, soft drinks and beer can be purchased at the club Facebook: <http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=576641353#!/events/150171638446351/> Website: <http://paddlefortheplanet.org/> It Is Time To Paddle For The…

SCMP: Case builds against shark fin, 4 March 2012

Delicacy linked to neurodegenerative diseases is another health risk to consumers already facing mercury hazard and criticism from conservationists Adrian Wan 04, March 2012 Besides protecting the ecosystem, there may be another reason to avoid eating shark fin – your health. The fins contain a high dose of a neurotoxin linked to neurodegenerative diseases, researchers…

Oriental Daily HK: Hundreds of Thousands Shark Fin on the Street, 6 Mar 2012

Translation extracted from facebook (provided by Jools Farrell) “Ten thousand shark’s fin covered with Street Western District tourist hot spots “seafood street” adjacent to an unexpected shark fins drying yard, smell the sky tourism blemish. Outside the Western Wholesale Food Market, a few days ago was nearly ten thousand shark’s fin covered with a length of…

SCMP: Endangered seafood on many luxury hotel menus, 28 January 2012

Green group says 80pc of city’s upscale hotels are still serving shark fin and other threatened marine species, and most diners are Hongkongers Jennifer Cheng Jan 28, 2012 Many luxury hotels in the city still include endangered marine species on their seafood menus – and it’s not just shark’s fin soup, a conservation group says.…

Happy Hearts Love Sharks – Hong Kong contest: Say no to shark fin soup at your wedding banquet and earn a chance to win a Honeymoon to Fiji

(Hong Kong, 12 January 2012) Engaged couples planning a Chinese wedding banquet before December 31  2012  can now win one of a range of fantastic prizes (including a free honeymoon for 2 to tropical Fiji) through a new wedding competition organized by the Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF). Local lovers, who are booking banquets and…

The Guardian: Shangri-La Hotels Take Shark Fin Soup Off the Menu, 18 January 2012

Photo caption: Shark fin soup is a billion-dollar industry responsible for killing between 26 and 73 million sharks per year. Photograph: Paul Hilton/EPA The resort company’s move, coming just ahead of the Chinese new year festivities, is a huge boost to the campaign to protect decimated shark stocks by banning the dish. By Jonathan Watts. guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 18…