HONG KONG — China said Tuesday that it would prohibit official banquets from serving shark fin soup, an expensive and popular delicacy blamed for a sharp decline in global shark populations.
The ban, reported by Xinhua, the state-run news agency, could take as many as three years to take effect, and it remains unclear how widely it will be adhered to across a sprawling nation where orders issued by Beijing are often shrugged off by officials in faraway regions and provinces.
17 September 2011 Saturday is “International Cleanup Day”
For the seventh time, Shenzhen Blue Ocean Conservation Association~ a NGO ~ a volunteer group have taken the task of cleaning up debris along 10 Km coastline stretch along the Dapeng Peninsula assisted by more than 2000 volunteers,including school children,college students,divers,officials,etc. from 7.00 am to 18.00 pm.