26 Nov '12, 7am

No shark fin soup please, Singapore's going green - The Times of India

No shark fin soup please, Singapore's going green - The Times of India

Shark fin soup, that exotic but pricey delicacy said to boost sexual potency and prevent heart disease, is going off menus in some Singapore hotels and restaurants in an effort to save sharks which face extinction from overfishing . The fins of an adult shark can only feed five people and many small sharks are killed every day to meet the growing demand. This is not restricted to just shark fins. Many hotels and restaurants have also taken off their menus other such endangered species like Chilean sea bass and blue/yellow fin tuna. To encourage customers to hold shark fin-free wedding banquets, luxury resort Capella Singapore is giving wedding couples free accommodation of one night and a certificate of acknowledgement for their contribution to conservation. Many restaurants have also vowed not to serve shark fin soup. In the last few months five-star hotels like Fairmount...

Full article: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/travel/No-s...

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