Shark fin off the menu

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 November, 2011, 12:00am


One of Hong Kong's top hotels, The Peninsula, announced this week that it would no longer serve shark fin. People who booked shark fin before November 21 will still be able to have it at their banquets.

Sharks are at the top of the ocean food chain and several species are facing extinction because of rampant overfishing. Hong Kong is one of the world's biggest consumers of shark fin.