ALJAZEERA INTERVIEWS HKSF-Global Demand for Colombian Shark Fins Triggers Intense Debate

“Every fisherman with a second-grade education knows that a fin makes money … I have discovered shark fins for US$2,000 per kilo,” said Andrea Richey Executive Director from Hong Kong Shark Foundation. Thank you Sergio Held Otero from Aljazeera for your excellent article about the thriving and illegal shark 🦈 finning industry in Columbia. Your…

PRESS RELEASE: Latest report recommends more regulations for Hong Kong shark fin trade

Hong Kong (29th March, 2018) – The HK Shark Foundation today released the latest “Beyond CITES – Shark fin trade recommendations for Hong Kong” report. Four Legislative Council members including Kenneth LEUNG, Elizabeth QUAT and HUI Chi Fung attended the launch and joined the discussion. The report compares and analyzes laws and regulations around the…

PRESS RELEASE: Stop selling threatened species Over a thousand Hong Kong citizens angered by Lei Garden’s inconsistent message about sharks & sustainability

Hong Kong (3rd Sept, 2017) – Ten members of HK Shark Foundation protested today at the Lei Garden in IFC, Central. They posted over 1,000 ‘Angry Face’ collected from concerned citizens online along the front wall of Lei Garden, protesting against the sale of threatened species. Handbills asking Lei Garden to “stop serving threatened Dusky…

PRESS RELEASE: Threatened Species Featured in Promotions at Chinese Restaurants HK Shark Foundation launches ‘Shark Killer Ranking’

Hong Kong (31st May, 2017) – HK Shark Foundation’s (HKSF) latest research has taken this work one step further, and found that a number of traditional Chinese restaurants continue to sell shark fins harvested from threatened species. These include “Hai hu”, from vulnerable Dusky Shark, and “Wu yang”, from the Silky Shark which has just…

PRESS RELEASE: Chinese restaurant persistantly serving shark fin at wedding banquets, despite lack of enthusiasm from guests

Hong Kong (20th Dec, 2016) – With an average of 50,000 couples getting married annually, wedding banquets are still one of the major occasions  where shark fin is consumed in Hong Kong, especially in traditional Chinese restaurants. A recent survey conducted by the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, students from City University and 20 volunteers, interviewed…