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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: Overwhelming majority (98%) citizens have no knowledge about the Endangered Shark Species Trade Regulations

      Hong Kong (26th November, 2017) – Hong Kong imported 5,700 tons of shark fins in 2016, making it the largest shark fin trading hub in the world. A new survey, commissioned by the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, has found that many Hong Kong citizens support conservation of shark species but do not know how the local government protects threatened species.   The School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK was commissioned by Hong Kong Shark Foundation to launch comprehensive phone survey in early November. Over eight hundred Hong Kong citizens aged above 18 were interviewed. Researchers discovered that 98% of the … More

      十二月 12th, 2017
    • PRESS RELEASE: Stop selling threatened species Over a thousand Hong Kong citizens angered by Lei Garden’s inconsistent message about sharks & sustainability

      Hong Kong (3rd Sept, 2017) – Ten members of HK Shark Foundation protested today at the Lei Garden in IFC, Central. They posted over 1,000 ‘Angry Face’ collected from concerned citizens online along the front wall of Lei Garden, protesting against the sale of threatened species. Handbills asking Lei Garden to “stop serving threatened Dusky Shark” were distributed to remind the customers at Lei Garden that the species is as endangered as Giant Panda and Polar Bear. HK Shark Foundation demands full disclosure of the shark fins species on sale at Lei Garden, and for an immediate stop the sales … More

      九月 4th, 2017
    • Stop selling threatened species Over a thousand Hong Kong citizens angered by Lei Garden’s inconsistent message about sharks & sustainability

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      九月 4th, 2017
    • Threatened Species Featured in Promotions at Chinese Restaurants

      Standard Shark group lists biggest killer SCMP Hong Kong restaurant chains named and shamed over shark fin sale Apple Daily 酒樓集團賣翅 環團:食翅如食熊貓 酒樓被爆賣瀕危物種魚翅 名苑皇上皇齊冠「鯊魚殺手」 名苑父親節菜單全部有魚翅 主婦:冀酒樓停售瀕危品種 Headline Daily 23酒樓集團仍售翅 團體:如吃大熊貓 護鯊會指有酒樓賣五羊翅 瀕危程度如「吃大熊貓」 社論 改口腹慾 加入護鯊行動 on.cc 港澳 5酒樓售易危海虎翅 環團促列明品種助追蹤 Hong Kong Commercial Daily 香港仍售瀕危海虎翅 護鯊會促酒樓停售 Sing Tao Daily 護鯊會指有酒樓賣瀕危五羊翅 有如「吃大熊貓」 香港有23酒楼集团仍售翅 团体:如吃大熊猫 Ming Pao 指有酒樓賣海虎翅五羊翅 護鯊會﹕如吃大熊貓 HK01 瀕危海虎翅、五羊翅通街賣 護鯊會促立即停售、設銷售記錄 RTHK 《自由風》 護鯊會調查發現多間酒樓供應受絕種威脅魚翅 《千禧年代》 0:47-0:56 講解鯊魚殺手評級 1:04-1:17 聽眾意見及回應

      六月 1st, 2017
    • PRESS RELEASE: Threatened Species Featured in Promotions at Chinese Restaurants HK Shark Foundation launches ‘Shark Killer Ranking’

      Hong Kong (31st May, 2017) – HK Shark Foundation’s (HKSF) latest research has taken this work one step further, and found that a number of traditional Chinese restaurants continue to sell shark fins harvested from threatened species. These include “Hai hu”, from vulnerable Dusky Shark, and “Wu yang”, from the Silky Shark which has just been listed under the international trade convention. The results irrefutably demonstrate the role of Chinese restaurants in the trade of controlled species, which has dire consequences for the biodiversity of our planet. Some Chinese restaurants continue to brazenly promote their shark fin items, defying international … More

      六月 1st, 2017
    • PRESS RELEASE: Chinese restaurant persistantly serving shark fin at wedding banquets, despite lack of enthusiasm from guests

      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

      十二月 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

      十月 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”

      八月 12th, 2016
    • PRESS RELEASE: Hong Kong government should strengthen regulation after seizing of large batch of illegal shark fin

      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

      七月 6th, 2016
    • PRESS RELEASE: Wildlife Activists Stage Bloody Protest At FedEx Depot in Hong Kong To Save Sharks From Extinction

      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

      七月 3rd, 2016