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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    US diplomat joins the fight against shark fin

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com US diplomat joins the fight against shark fin The United States' top diplomat in Hong Kong yesterday refused to bite when asked about the city's ... discussion on the shark fin trade, which he slammed as "enormously cruel and wasteful". The delicacy is popular with Chinese communities around the world and is often served at wedding ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Pyongyang has deep pockets for shark fin from Hong Kong

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... has deep pockets for shark fin North Korea may be poor, but it has for years been buying some of the most expensive shark fin on the market from Hong Kong. The pariah state's total purchase of 5kg of boneless dried shark fin last year represented a negligible amount of the total premium-quality fin re-exported from the city. But the HK$3,200 per kilogram it paid stood out ...

  9. 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 ...

  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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