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  1. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Fin de fin: Hong Kong restaurants offer alternatives to shark's fin

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Nan-Hie In

    ... Nan-Hie In foodandwine@scmp.com As controversy rages over shark's fin soup, kitchens are coming up with equally extravagant substitutes for banquets Fins aren't what they seem Corporate banker Arthur Chan Yat-long, 27, plans to wed Rachel Chan Mei-kwan, 26, in October. After seeing "disturbing" images of how shark fins are procured, the pair want a banquet ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It was incorrectly stated in CitySeen yesterday that shark's fin soup was served at a party hosted by Lancome at The Ritz-Carlton hotel. Shark's fin soup is not on any menu at The Ritz-Carlton. We apologise for the error. ...

  3. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Singapore Airlines ends shipments of shark fins

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Singapore Airlines ends shipments of shark fins Singapore Airlines has bowed to pressure from conservationists by agreeing to end cargo shipments of shark fins. The city state's national airline said it considered "increasing concerns" about the shark fin trade. "SIA Cargo has been carrying out a thorough review, taking ...

  4. WWF seeks sustainable solution to shark's fin dispute

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... shark's fin soup. The environmental group said yesterday it also intended to organise 20,000 students to petition Disney to remove shark's fin soup from its menu. Eric Bohm, chief executive of WWF HK, said: 'Our next step will be to approach the Shark Fin Traders Merchant Association to see if we can work together to identify certifiable sustainable means for [shark ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Time to ditch the shark fins, says Maldives minister

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Change jobs and change recipes to preserve ecosystem, says fisheries chief at seafood expo Time to ditch the shark fins, says Maldives minister China should gradually phase out shark fin imports, the Maldives fisheries minister said yesterday during a visit to Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong- a city known as the "shark fin capital ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    To eat or not to eat

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 10:59am by Jason Y Ng

    ... civet (果子狸) to bear’s paw and swallow’s spit. In terms of universal appeal and indispensability, few things come close to the venerable shark’s fin soup. The tradition of making soups using dorsal and pectoral fins from tiger sharks can be traced all the way back to the Ming imperial kitchen some 400 years ago. At any given Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong, whether it is a wedding ...

  7. News - World - CONSERVATION

    California officials seize 970kg of illegal shark fins from critic of ban

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 12:05pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco Man who allegedly owns the products is an outspoken opponent of the state's ban on them California officials seize 970kg of illegal shark fins Wildlife officials in San Francisco have seized almost a ton of illegal shark fins from a vendor. The vendor, Michael Kwong, 42, was accused of possessing 970kg of the fins, which violated ...

  8. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com 85pc of respondents also say they have given up shark fin soup thanks to celebrity campaigns like Yao Ming's Eighty-five per cent of Chinese consumers said they have given up shark fin soup in the past years, according to a new report by WildAid, an international NGO against illegal wildlife trading.  Two-thirds of respondents cited ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Sands casino in Singapore stops selling shark fin

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Sands casino stops serving shark fin The US-owned Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its restaurants, the latest boycott of the contentious delicacy welcomed yesterday by animal rights activists. The casino, part of Las Vegas gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson's portfolio, said the removal of shark fin ...

  10. Shark-finning advocate presents a gross distortion of the facts

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... In his letter ('Petition to Legco that criticises eating of shark fin contains tainted information', June 13), Charlie Lim of the Marine Products Association, presents what can only be construed as a gross distortion of the facts. The letter under discussion concerns the issue of shark finning and was signed by 41 of the world's leading marine scientists before ...




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