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  

Forty Top Global Scientists Urge HK Legislators to Take Action to Save Sharks – 22 May 2012

  Forty Top Global Scientists Urge HK Legislators to Take Action to Save Sharks Hong Kong – Forty-one global marine scientists have signed a letter to Hong Kong SAR legislators urging the government take action to protect dwindling populations of shark species and countering recent misinformation alleging the shark fin trade is sustainable. The letter,…

Marine Scientist letter presentation- “Forty Top Global Scientists Urge HK Legislators to Take Actions to Save Sharks”

Dear HKSAR Legislator, As professional marine scientists who have personally witnessed and documented the dramatic declines of shark populations around the world, we would like to express our concern about the recent misinformation perpetuated in the media, both Asian and international, asserting that the shark fin trade is sustainable. The reality is that this vast…

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…