22 Jun '16, 10am

#HongKong's flagship carrier #CathayPacific bans shark's fin on all flights

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong flagship carrier Cathay Pacific said on Wednesday (June 22) it will ban carrying shark's fin and products on all its flights, a victory for conservationists concerned for endangered species of the predator. "On the issue of shark's fin, with immediate effect we are happy to agree to ban the carriage," Cathay Pacific said in a statement on Wednesday. The airline confirmed to AFP that the ban extended to all shark products on both cargo and passenger flights. In its statement, Cathay said it has not approved "any shipments" for shark's fin for the past year, adding that it had rejected 15 shipment requests for shark-related products. Marine conservationists praised Cathay on its decision, with one saying that it would make the city "proud". "It's high time that Cathay took the stand. It would make Hong Kong people proud," Hong Kong-based Aquamerid...

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