The Wall Street Journal: Cathay to Restrict Shark-Fin Shipments, 5 Sept 2012

Cathay to Restrict Shark-Fin Shipments By JASON CHOW Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.  joined the growing corporate movement against the shark-fin trade, following several luxury-hotel companies and supermarket chains. The Hong Kong-based carrier said Wednesday it would “stop shipping unsustainably sourced sharks and shark-related products.” “There is very compelling scientific evidence to support that this is the right thing to…

Scientists’ Letter Presentation to HKSAR Legco – 22 May 2012

To read the letters, please click the links below: Marine Scientists Shark Fin Letter (ENGLISH) 海洋科學家給香港立法會議員的函件(中文) To see media coverage, please click the links below: In English: The Straits Times (Singapore): http://hksharkfoundation.org/sharkfoundationwp-content/uploads/2012/06/The-Strait-Times-05.jpg Today Newspaper (Singapore): http://hksharkfoundation.org/sharkfoundationwp-content/uploads/2012/06/Todayprinted-04.jpg Today Online (Singapore): http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC120611-0000130/The-shark-fin-trade-is-not-sustainable Shark Savers blog: http://sharksavers.org/en/blogs/849-forty-one-leading-scientists-declare-shark-fin-trade-not-sustainable-in-open-letter-presented-to-nmp-fang.html Gulfnews: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/environment/uae-team-supports-campaign-to-protect-sharks-1.1032410 SCMP: http://hksharkfoundation.org/sharkfoundationwp-content/uploads/2012/06/0506_SCMP.jpg  In Chinese: 蘋果日報 (台灣): http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/international/20120529/124968/applesearch/ 聯合新聞網: http://udn.com/NEWS/BREAKINGNEWS/BREAKINGNEWS1/7124486.shtml…

Hong Kong’s First “March for Sharks” – 13 May 2012

To read media coverage, please click links below: In English: Voice of America: http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Hong-Kong-Activists-Protest-Shark-Fin-Trade-151294975.html  In Chinese:  自由時報電子報: http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2012/new/may/14/today-int12.htm?Slots=BInt 爽報: http://www.sharpdaily.hk/article/news/20120514/89510 東方日報: http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20120514/00176_039.html 蘋果日報: http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20120514/16334224  

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…