Shark fin

To eat or not to eat

A worker arranging shark fins at Chung Ching Street in Sheung Wan on June 1, 2013. Photo: SCMP/Sam Tsang

That is the question.

Monday, 14 October, 2013, 3:27pm

Letters to the Editor, June 20, 2013

A worker at the Coca-Cola plant near Yangon. Photo: EPA

SMEs saving Sai Kung from big business

Sai Kung, like almost everywhere else in Hong Kong, is having to move with the times.

"Big Business" constantly threatens to engulf our home, but, thanks to the thriving small and medium-sized enterprises there, Sai Kung is keeping its head above water.

20 Jun 2013 - 12:31am 6 comments

Letters to the Editor, June 6, 2013

Teddy Sheringham in action at the Sevens. Photo: Edward Wong

Door still open for anti-Beijing parties

I am grateful to Anson Chan Fang On-sang for clearing the air in her letter ("Not opposed to nomination committee", May 29), which was a reply to my letter ("Nomination process not negotiable", May 20).

6 Jun 2013 - 2:10am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, May 16, 2013

Under-fire Legco president Jasper Tsang. Photo: Sam Tsang

Disruptive filibuster had to be halted

I agree with the decision of Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to end a filibuster on the budget bill.

16 May 2013 - 2:47am

Air Pacific accused of hypocrisy over shark fins cargo

Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

Fiji's national carrier has been accused by activists of hypocrisy for backing conservation in a public relations exercise while flying fins to Hong Kong. 

15 May 2013 - 8:53am 7 comments

Petition aims to end Hong Kong's shark fin trade

Petition aims to end city's shark fin trade

The call for a total ban on selling shark fins in the city is mounting following the setting up of a petition by a global civic organisation directed at Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing.

11 May 2013 - 5:17am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, March 19, 2013

Ordinary masks will offer no protection. Photo: EPA

I am writing as a concerned citizen of Hong Kong, on the issue of the banners that have been proliferating around this city in recent times.

19 Mar 2013 - 5:20am 3 comments

Shark fin traders must disclose their sources

Oceanic whitetip shark tipped for listing at CITES, a UN endangered species conference. Photo: EPA

A concerted effort by a number of nations and environmental groups has been responsible for a series of victories in Bangkok for the natural world, at the recent Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

19 Mar 2013 - 5:39am

China bid to overturn shark protection deal fails

Dried oceanic whitetip shark fins at a warehouse in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA

China, Japan and other pro-shark fishing nations on Thursday lost a bid to overturn a landmark deal to offer international trade protection for several species of the ocean’s oldest predator.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Lure of Chinese money blamed for plunder of Mozambique marine life

Mozambican fishermen say they need the income from shark fins but tourism operators say the trade is ruining their industry. Photo: EPA

Standing among coconut and mango trees near the coast of Mozambique, Fernando Nhamussua carefully prepares shark meat for a family meal - and contemplates a basket with a profitable haul of four dried shark fins.

16 Feb 2013 - 3:21am

Letters to the Editor, February 6, 2013

Get cars out of Des Voeux Road Central. Photo: Bloomberg

Pedestrianise Des Voeux Road Central

One thing that is certain regarding the new administration is that it is serious about tackling environmental problems that have been around for years.

6 Feb 2013 - 1:38am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, January 22, 2013

Japan's Shinzo Abe is taking a tough stand. Photo: EPA

C.Y. is much better than predecessor

22 Jan 2013 - 2:03am 3 comments

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

Double-boiled conch and silky chicken soup from Loong Toh Yuen at Hullett House. Photos: Jonathan Wong

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 without the ocean predator.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:26pm 1 comment

Susan Jung: How a restaurant's name landed me in the soup

An interview view at the Fu Sing restaurant in Central.  Photo: SCMP

What's in a name? A lot, as I found out recently when I reviewed the new Fu Sing Shark Fin Seafood Restaurant in Central.

17 Jan 2013 - 10:33am 4 comments