News & Views

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

  • They Call Me Shark Lady | Andrea Richey | TEDxCUHK | 2019

    On April 6th 2019, our Education Director, Andrea Richey, gave a TEDxCUHK Talk.

    June 6th, 2019
  • UPCOMING! Shark Awareness Day Free Movie in Hong Kong on July 14, 2019

    Hong Kong University and Hong Kong Shark Foundation are pleased to have a FREE showing of this important movie at HKU in Hong Kong on July 14, 2019. Details to be announced soon. Watch this space!

    June 6th, 2019
  • UPCOMING! HKSF World Oceans Day Hong Kong on June 8, 2019

    HKSF World Oceans Day Hong Kong June 8, 2019 – “Sharks & Art” Hong Kong Shark Foundation and Limewood restaurant (Maximal Concepts) are teaming up to bring you a World Oceans Day “Sharks & Art” event on Saturday June 8, 2019 from 2-7 pm. Join us at Limewood restaurant in Repulse Bay to raise awareness about World Oceans Day and the important role sharks play in our oceans. SCHEDULE: 1400hrs > Local artist Katie Lee Dowson unveils her exclusive World Oceans Day “Sharks & Art” painting at Limewood restaurant. Come meet the artist Katie Lee Dowson and HKSF’s Education Director … More

    June 6th, 2019
  • Shark Charity Quiz Night Fundraiser 2019 – Devil’s Advocate

    A fantastic night centered around raising awareness about shark conservation at the HKSF Charity Fundraiser Quiz Night May 9. Proceeds from the event went to fund our secondary school Shark Ambassador education program which teaches students critical thinking skills and the importance of saving sharks and are already in 5 secondary schools in Hong Kong. 

    May 9th, 2019
  • West Island School Fair – West Island School

    Hong Kong Shark Foundation was one of the key charities at the West Island School Fair which was held on Saturday, March 16 from 11 am – 5 pm. Students came down and met some of the amazing WIS Shark Ambassadors and learnt how they could get involved at WIS to save oceans and sharks. Our Shark Ambassadors did us proud by raising awareness about shark conservation, and also helping us raise much-needed funds. In all, they managed to raise 2239 HKD!  

    March 16th, 2019
  • Sai Ying Pun CNY Street Party

    Hong Kong Shark Foundation had a booth with shark games and toys at the Local Hood Official Sai Ying Pun CNY Street Fair on Sunday February 17, 2019 from 4-7 pm. We had volunteers to help man the booth, manage the kids games, wear shark costumes, help collect donations and of course educate visitors about shark conservation and how they could help save sharks. Plus had a lot of fun as well!

    February 17th, 2019
  • Shark’s Ambassador Program – West Island School

    Hong Kong Shark Foundation, through the ambassador program in the ESF West Island School is extremely proud and grateful  for the very generous HKD 11,343 donation that the amazing students othere raised recently to increase awareness about shark conservation. The donation is the largest donation any school in Hong Kong has ever given the shark foundation in the 10 years as a Hong Kong charity. The student led, IB focused CAS Shark Ambassadors service club put together an amazing school wide Shark Week with games, a bake sale and other educational events to teach fellow students about the plight of sharks. With over … More

    February 12th, 2019
  • Hong Kong Shark Foundation Beach Clean-Up – Butterfly Beach

    Hong Kong Shark Foundation held a family fun, beach clean up on Saturday February 9, 2019 from 2-4 pm. Members of the Hong Kong community joined us to raise awareness about shark conservation and keep our coastline clean! We had 30 people come and join the even,  and they managed to filled 10 massive bags (3 trolleys) full of rubbish! That’s essentially 3 trolleys of rubbish less polluting our beautiful seas! In a small, but useful way, it is an effort from our side to keep our oceans clean, and help our aquatic friends remain safe and healthy!  

    February 10th, 2019
  • Sharks in Crisis – Shark Talk at RHKYC

    “Sharks in Crisis” Talk & Photo Presentation by Hong Kong Shark Foundation @RHKYC 「危機中的鯊魚」 – 香港護鯊會的鯊魚保育講座@RHKYC Every year over 100 million sharks are caught worldwide for shark fins and other shark products with over 50% of the world’s shark fins being traded right here through Hong Kong. As apex predators, sharks are a crucial part of the marine food chain maintaining biodiversity and a balanced marine ecosystem. However, with 1/3 of sharks species now endangered or near extinction, sharks are now in a very serious crisis. Speakers Simon Lorenz, professional underwater shark photographer and Andrea Richey, HKSF’s Education Director, will … More

    January 9th, 2019
  • Education Program – Discovery Montessori Schools

    What a fantastic ending to a very long year teaching over 6000 Hong Kong students about shark conservation. Today was our last school talk and our Education Director Andrea Richey was delighted to speak to around 90 kindergarten and primary students at the wonderful Discovery Montessori Schools in Discovery Bay. Huge thank you to the delightful Principal Tammy Chan who is an amazing leader possessing wonderful intelligence and passion for her students. What a great way to end 2018! Thank you all!!

    December 14th, 2018