Project: Fin

Shark Conservation Group Launches Global Campaign on Facebook Conservationists, NGOs and thousands of individuals are now heating up Facebook in a massive shark conservation campaign requesting supporters to change their Facebook profile picture to that of a traditional paper cut with the Chinese New Year message asking people to celebrate Chinese New Year without shark…

Letter to the SCMP Editor: Shark’s fin campaign is about sustainable fishing, not culture. 22 January 2011

Shark’s fin campaign is about sustainable fishing, not culture I refer to the letter by Robert Jenkins, president of Species Management Specialists (‘Shark activists take Cites’ name in vain’, January 15). I am writing on behalf of a coalition of shark conservation organisations based in Hong Kong, who are leading a constructive, evidence-based approach to…

Letter to the SCMP Editor: Bid to get shark fin off government banquets. 20 September 2010

Bid to get shark fin off government banquets Green groups and a lawmaker have demanded that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen include in his policy address next month an announcement that shark’s fin soup will no longer be served at government banquets. Previous attempts to push the issue by individual groups had brought no response,…

Letter to SCMP Editor: Eco-Groups Lead by Example. 2 July 2010

Eco-groups lead by example I agree wholeheartedly with David Newbery about government departments (‘Take shark’s fin off the menu’, June 29). Congratulations to the Observatory for taking a lead on this – shame on the agriculture, fisheries and conservation and environmental protection departments for not following suit. He is right also to criticise the lacklustre…