18 Jan '12, 7am

Shangri-La joins fight against shark fin soup

Shangri-La joins fight against shark fin soup

HONG KONG - Luxury hotel chain Shangri-La has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its 72 properties worldwide, as the campaign to protect the marine predators gains ground among Chinese consumers. The Hong Kong-based group said it would cease serving shark fin in all of its restaurants as well as accepting new orders for shark fin products in banqueting with immediate effect, under its "sustainable seafood policy". Shark fin soup is viewed by many Asians as a rare delicacy and is traditionally served at wedding parties and business banquets in Hong Kong, one of the global centres of the fin trade. Shangri-La said it would also phase out Bluefin tuna and Chilean sea bass, which are under the threat of extinction, at all restaurants within the year. "The new policy is a continuation of Shangri-La's journey towards environmental support," the hotel chain said in a sta...

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