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. Many people consider shark-finning to be cruel and inhumane because the animal is usually still alive when its body is thrown back into the sea. Unable to swim, and therefore to breathe, the shark will generally suffocate to death slowly. Marine ecosystems are as delicate and complex as any other on our planet and we cannot predict the precise effects that eliminating sharks would have.
By participating in this our ‘Shark-Free Wedding’ campaign, HKSF hopes to encourage more couples to stop serving shark fin soup at their wedding to save sharks and actively promote shark conservation! According to the WWF research done in 2018, there were 49,331 weddings in Hong Kong with an average of 17 tables per wedding with potentially 204 bowls of shark fin soup per event. Based on this WWF data, it’s thus estimated that for each shark-free wedding 24 sharks can be saved.
If you are a wedding planner or event organiser who would like to promote a shark-free wedding package via this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.