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Taiwan Bans Great White, Megamouth & Basking Sharks Fishing

3 Mins Read Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency has recently announced plans to impose a ban on three large-sized shark species. The law will apply to all Taiwanese fishing boats and will also require accidentally caught sharks to be released back into the sea. Environmentalists have hailed the new regulations as a win for conservation efforts.  On July 16, Taiwan’s […]

Study: Shark Fin Sold In Hong Kong Contains Dangerous Levels Of Mercury

3 Mins Read A new study conducted by researchers from Hong Kong and the United States has found that shark fin sold in Hong Kong contains dangerously high levels of toxic mercury. All samples taken from shops in Sheung Wan tested positive for levels of mercury that surpassed government legal limits by as much as ten-fold. Long-term exposure […]

Environmental NGOs WildAid & Sea Shepherd Campaign Starbucks To Push Maxim’s On Shark Fin Ban

3 Mins Read A recent undercover investigation by environmental nonprofit organization, WildAid, has led to the discovery of shark fin sales by local food & beverage titan, Maxim’s Caterers Limited, who had pledged in 2016 to discontinue serving the environmentally destructive product. According to SCMP, two women posing as prospective clients at Maxim’s Palace in Shun Tak Centre found […]

6 Hong Kong Eco Petitions You Need To Sign NOW!

7 Mins Read It’s no secret that Hong Kong could do better on the environmental front. We don’t do enough to protect our country parks, or our heritage buildings, or our indigenous animal species. The road to change is a long and hard one. Most of us probably feel our voice cannot get heard, especially if we are not […]