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Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 11:50pm

Sharks dying to go into fisherman's nets, says mainland aquatics product rep

China's aquatics product industry is taking on ex-basketball star Yao Ming in defence of the trade in shark fins.

18 Aug 2012 - 4:35am

Shark-fin banquet ban needs support

Changing traditions is not easy. It is even more difficult when substantial economic interests are involved. The battle to curb consumption of shark fin on the mainland is a case in point. Despite intensifying global campaigns to take the dish off the menu, appetite for the delicacy remains strong.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Official banquets may ban shark fin

The mainland is considering banning officials from eating shark fin at banquets paid for by public money within three years - a prohibition environmentalists say would give a big push to global efforts to end the trade.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Family tells of terror after shark shuts down beaches

A woman has described the terrifying moment when she saw a huge shark as she swam with a group of children off Lamma Island.

Police confirmed the presence of a shark yesterday and authorities ordered the closure of 12 beaches on Lamma and Hong Kong Islands.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Petition to Legco that criticises eating of shark fin contains tainted information

I refer to the Lai See item ('Unhealthy appetite for cruelty in world's shark-fin capital, June 5) on a recent petition to legislators in Hong Kong, which once again criticises Chinese people for eating shark fin. It is signed by 41 scientists.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Sustainable fishing is what matters

Proposed European Union shark fishing regulations will require sharks to be landed with fins on ('Europe plans blanket ban on shark finning', November 22).

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Saying no to shark fin

I am writing to express my view on The Peninsula hotel deciding to take shark fin dishes off its menu from the start of next year. I think other top hotels are likely to follow suit.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sea change? Peninsula takes shark fin off menu

Hong Kong's oldest hotel will take shark fin off the menu in a move applauded by marine conservation groups.

From the start of next year, The Peninsula will stop serving the iconic Chinese dish. It is the first hotel in the city to impose a complete ban.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Rare HK fish faces danger in paradise

The only freshwater fish named after Hong Kong, identified recently as a new species, is already dwindling in numbers, spurring efforts by scientists to step up a breeding programme.

The Hong Kong paradise fish, Macropodus hongkongensis, found only in the city, is threatened by man-made damage to its habitat.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am