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    • 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

      June 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

      June 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

      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

      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

      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

      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