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Sport Fish

The marlin fishers of Hong Kong

It may sound fishy, but in the sea off the coast of Hong Kong - not far beyond the polluted waters of Victoria Harbour - a growing number of enthusiasts are on the hunt for one of fishing's biggest prizes - the strikingly beautiful marlin.

Sunday, 17 October, 2010, 12:00am

Store's dolphin was just a fish

It has already found itself in hot water with environmentalists for selling bluefin tuna. Last week, City'super looked as if it was wading into still worse trouble by selling dolphin meat.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Super frozen tuna adds to seafood mix

Sushi and sashimi-loving Hong Kong may pride itself in the freshness of its seafood but super frozen tuna, one of the freshest, is not even on the menu.

8 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Bluefin tuna need our protection

I am writing to voice my opinion on the sale of bluefin tuna in City'super. Bluefin tuna is a critically endangered species. Recently, City'super stopped selling it after being pressured by a Facebook group. The group threatened to boycott the store if it continued to sell bluefin tuna.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Bluefin tuna removed after protest

Supermarket chain City'super removed bluefin tuna from its fridges after more than 150 members of a facebook group threatened to boycott the shop if it continued to sell the critically endangered fish.

But the group fears the action by City'super may be temporary.

22 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Spring in the air means algal blooms in the water

Spring is finally in the air, and in the Yangtze River Delta that means one thing: algal blooms.

Yes, it's nearly that time of year again, when lakes, canals and other waterways will start to burst out in a proliferation of stinking green gunge.

All environmentally conscious eyes are now on Lake Tai - the highest profile victim.

13 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

End of the line for the world's big fish?

Everybody in the business knows that the Atlantic population of bluefin tuna is in worse trouble than the Pacific population, but how much worse?

10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Think before you order sushi

A Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong recently bought part of a huge bluefin tuna in Tokyo for an astronomical price. But the world's supply of tuna is rapidly falling due to overfishing. Some people boycotted the restaurant as a result.

22 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Sheraton jets in bluefin tuna from Japan, at HK$35,000 a pop

Just to make sure you know their sashimi is the real deal, Sheraton Hotel's Unkai Japanese Cuisine restaurant announced it will be flying in an entire giant bluefin tuna once a week, straight from Tokyo's Tsukiji market.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Slicing and dicing giant tuna a cut above the rest for top chef

Everyone knows buying in bulk brings your costs down, so for its new fatty tuna menu at Unkai, the Sheraton Hotel's Japanese restaurant purchased an entire bluefin tuna fresh from Japan and flew in an experienced Japanese chef to slice and dice it down to bite sizes.

20 Jun 2008 - 12:00am