01 May '12, 9pm

'Save the sharks' campaign hits Singapore with free concert - TODAYonline

A global effort to save the sharks reached Singapore's shores yesterday and, for the first time, local celebrities and conservationists stood in unison at a free public concert, SharkAid 2012. The event at Cathay Cineleisure was organised by the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society and Shark Savers Singapore. A carnival was also held to engage Singaporeans on the role of sharks in the marine ecosystem. Shark Savers Singapore director Jonn Lu said: "Singaporeans are foodies and ... if we want our chilli crab, lobsters or stir-fried prawns, it's in our selfish interest to save sharks because, without sharks, all commercial fisheries are going to be affected." Singapore, which is SharkAid's first stop, is one of the highest per capita consumers of shark's fin soup. It ranks second, behind Hong Kong, in the size of the trade in shark's fins. In a survey of 500 Singap...

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