HONG KONG (CHINA)- It was standard on the menu of every wedding banquet in Hong Kong. But the appetite for shark fin soup is fading. 90 percent of people say they could, or would, go without it, according to the Hong Kong daily The Standard. That’s what a survey ofContinue Reading

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (BRUNEI)- The sultanate of Brunei has announced it will enforce the ban on the catch and landings of all shark species from Brunei’s waters. And thus cease the sale of any related products in the domestic market. Furthermore, Brunei will also now officially enforce the ban on the importationContinue Reading

The European Union (EU) agreed this week to tighten up an existing ban on shark finning by eliminating a loophole that allowed fisherman to still remove fins from caught shark. The ban for EU fishing crews has existed since 2003, but with special permits they were still allowed to removeContinue Reading

AUCKLAND (NEW ZEALAND)- Air New Zealand is the the latest airline to stop flying shipments of shark’s fin to Hong Kong, the shark’s fin capital of the world. The decision came about after the New Zealand Shark Alliance revealed the airline’s shipments in local media. Earlier, other airlines did theContinue Reading

HONG KONG (CHINA)- Air Pacific, soon to be Fiji Air, has been accused by environmentalist groups of of being one of the world’s major carriers of shark fins into Hong Kong. The airline profiles itself as ‘shark friendly’. Campaigners claim that the airline carries shark fins as cargo on its passengerContinue Reading

BANGKOK (Thailand)- A group of 23 luxury hotels in the Thai capital of Bangkok have pledged to ban shark fin soup. As part of a campaign to halt the decline of shark populations they signed up to a so-called “blue list”, promoting Thai hotels that don’t serve shark fin soup.Continue Reading