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    Sharks tend to get bad press anyway but, in a market like Hong Kong, it can sometimes seem like shark conservation is a lost cause. But we at HKSF believe that the tide really is turning against shark-fin… more and more people, both in Hong Kong and around the world, are showing their support for sharks. These news releases and articles are just the tip of an iceberg of increasing media awareness and coverage of this critical issue. If you have a shark news story that you want to share, please send it to marketing@hksharkfoundation.org

    • PRESS RELEASE: Chinese restaurant persistantly serving shark fin at wedding banquets, despite lack of enthusiasm from guests

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      Hong Kong (20th Dec, 2016) – With an average of 50,000 couples getting married annually, wedding banquets are still one of the major occasions  where shark fin is consumed in Hong Kong, especially in traditional Chinese restaurants. A recent survey conducted by the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, students from City University and 20 volunteers, interviewed 411 guests at 30 wedding banquets. The survey showed that only a minority (just 5%) of respondents actually like shark fin soup, the majority (90%) passively consume it, simply because it’s being served. It’s estimated that 323,783 tables[1] from 11,783 wedding banquets serve shark fin … More

      December 22nd, 2016
    • Blog post by Sarah Richard

      We are killing 100 million sharks a year just for soup, yet a shark is worth more alive than it is dead 100 million a year, just for a flavourless soup. IT NEEDS TO STOP For those of you that know me you’ll know the passion I have for sharks, the ocean and everything within it, and for anyone else that has a passion, about anything, you’ll know you can’t just switch that off. So when it comes to the subject of shark finning it makes my skin crawl.How can people be killing these beautiful animals purely just for social status? … More

      October 3rd, 2016
    • From “City of Shark Fin” to “Shark-Saving Paradise” ( 12 Aug 2016)

      Hong Kong Press, HK01 has recently released a featured article about sharks in its magazine “Being HK”. Click the link below and see how shark savers  turning Hong Kong from a “City of Shark Fin” to “Shark-saving paradise”! HK01 Being HK Vol.0023 “From City of Shark Fin to Shark-saving paradise”

      August 12th, 2016
    • PRESS RELEASE: Hong Kong government should strengthen regulation after seizing of large batch of illegal shark fin

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      Hong Kong (7th July, 2016) – Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF) commend the Hong Kong government on its recent seizure of illegal import of hammerhead sharks fin weighing about 880 kilograms. This huge batch of shark fins is estimated to include over 100 endangered hammerhead sharks. [1]   Yuen Ping Chow, Executive Director, HKSF said, “Even though the local shark fin consumption is believed to have dropped recently, Hong Kong is still the world’s largest trade hub for shark fins. Despite trade regulation covering a very small number of threatened shark species, there is still much illegal fishing and illegal … More

      July 6th, 2016
    • PRESS RELEASE: Wildlife Activists Stage Bloody Protest At FedEx Depot in Hong Kong To Save Sharks From Extinction

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      Wildlife Activists Stage Bloody Protest At FedEx Depot in Hong Kong To Save Sharks From Extinction HONG KONG (03 July 2016) — Around 30 Hong Kong wildlife activists gathered today outside a FedEx depot in the city’s Kennedy Town district in a dramatic display to draw attention to the FedEx’s continued shipments of cruel and unsustainable shark fin. The activists, dressed in blood-stained shark costumes, held placards calling on FedEx to ‘STOP Shipping Shark Fin’ and laid silently down on the ground. Industry competitor, the United Parcel Service of America (UPS), banned shark fin from its cargo flights in 2015, whilst 36 … More

      July 3rd, 2016
    • Ava’s Birthday

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      Thank you Ava for sharing her birthday gifts with HKSF! Ava through twopresents donated her family and friends contribution to support our work on shark conservation. If you would also love to share your birthday gifts with us, set up your party on www.twopresents.com and select Hong Kong Shark Foundation as your chosen charity!

      June 30th, 2016
    • SCMP: Cathay Pacific targeted in shark fin protest at Hong Kong International Airport

      SCMP: Cathay Pacific targeted in shark fin protest at Hong Kong International Airport PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 May, 2016, 9:00pm UPDATED : Sunday, 29 May, 2016, 9:08pm News›Hong Kong›Health & Environment CONSERVATION Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Pressure on carrier to follow lead of HK Express and impose outright ban rather than persisting with its ‘sustainable’ policy Wildlife campaigners kept up their pressure on Cathay Pacific Airways to stop carrying shark fin cargo by staging a protest at Hong Kong International Airport on Sunday, days after HK Express became the first local carrier to ban shipments. Nine protesters wearing shark costumes held … More

      May 30th, 2016
    • PRESS RELEASE: HK Express Goes Shark Free With New Cargo Policy Commitment

      The shark products restriction from HK Express will prohibit large consignments of shark fin being shipped as cargo. As an airline with bold expansion plans to absorb demand from over 60 million potential customers in China’s growing Pearl River Delta region that includes Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and beyond, the HK Express’ #sharkfree commitment is of great significance. It will play a major role in restoring the health of the world’s oceans which have in recent years seen a dramatic collapse in shark populations by as much as 90%. More

      May 22nd, 2016
    • Say “NO” to shark fins on Mother’s Day (video)

      On Mother’s day, we have notice that quite a number of Chinese restaurants are serving shark fins. While we are showing our appreciation, love and thankfulness to our mothers, do not forget to say “no” to shark fins! It was no easy task for mothers to bring us to the world, so as for sharks. Many species of sharks have a low fertility due to their slow sexual maturity.For some sharks, it takes them above 20 years to be sexually mature. It takes a lot of effort to be a shark mom, it takes a Spiny dogfish two years keep … More

      May 11th, 2016
    • Fung Kai Kindergarten School Talk (22 April 2016)

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      We were happy to have school talk with Fung Kai Kindergarten on the 22nd April! All of them were so actively and willing to answer our questions! Hope they could understand more about sharks after listening to our talk!

      April 25th, 2016