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  1. 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 ...

  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 - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the fins to Hong Kong. Philippine Airlines faces shark fin cargo attack Philippine Airlines is under renewed pressure to stop transporting shark fins to Hong Kong after a local green group found ... them to publicly commit to ending the trade. Overall imports of shark fins to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent last year compared with 2012, WWF-Hong Kong says. The fall comes amid a crackdown ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com WWF-Hong Kong says sales to mainland down 90pc because of pressure from green groups and possibly campaign against extravagance Trade in shark fins drops off sharply Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 per cent last year, a green group revealed. Overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent compared with 2012, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tide is turning in favour of sharks as conservationists smell victory

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and restaurant menus and Hong Kong's shark's fin re-export statistics. Shark's fin soup is now conspicuously absent from the menus, as Hong Kong deputies and delegates to last month's ... of shark's fin from Hong Kong, which in turn reflected a 35 per cent fall in the city's imports. Without detracting from conservationists' efforts and commitment over the years, ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - EAT/DRINK

    25+ restaurants: West Villa serves traditional Cantonese dishes, including shark fin

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:11pm by JANICE LEUNG HAYES

    ... But the restaurant continues to serve the controversial shark fin. "Our feeling towards the issue is neutral. We don't hard-sell shark fin dishes, and we don't force them on our ... Who are we to take a dish with such meaning away?" One creation they are known for is slow-braised pigeon stuffed with shark fin. Koo acknowledges that the prices are above average. ...

  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. News - China - CONSERVATION

    ‘If you go in summer, there are fields and fields of fins being laid out to dry’

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 03:28pm by DARREN WEE

    ... shark fishery in China at the moment, although with the high prices now being paid for shark fins, this is likely to change.” He added that Puqi’s 20 seafood restaurants serving “shark feasts” ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Seaside town 'centre' of shark trade A small seaside town on China’s eastern coast is the centre of the country’s shark trade, according to a Hong ...




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