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Shark fin soup disappearing from the menu at Chinese weddings


An article in the UK’s Guardian Newspaper this month talks of Couples marrying in Hong Kong and mainland China being swayed by conservation groups' campaign to ban shark trade.


The article talks about how: "Rising prosperity since the 1970s has made the delicacy affordable to the middle classes, first in Hong Kong and now on the mainland."


But the article goes on to say: “Campaigners in Hong Kong say the local population is finally waking up to the ecological catastrophe.


Several hotels offer discounts, cheaper room rates and other incentives for couples that choose not to serve shark fin at their wedding celebrations.”


This is such a positive move with, hopefully, much more to follow – well done to the marine environment group Bloom Association, which last year conducted the most comprehensive survey to date of shark fin consumption in Hong Kong.


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