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Shangri-La stops selling shark's fin worldwide


01/18/2012

Published on Jan 18, 2012

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts on Tuesday announced that it was stopping the sale of shark's fin at its 72 properties worldwide, with immediate effect.

The Hong Kong-based chain will also halt the sale of bluefin tuna and Chilean sea bass by the end of the year. But banquet bookings made before Tuesday will be honoured, it said.

The announcement came two weeks after FairPrice and Carrefour supermarket chains said they would halt the sale of shark's fin, joining Cold Storage, which stopped the practice last September.

Among hotels, the Fairmont Singapore was one of the first to stop serving shark's fin completely. It has also removed Chilean sea bass and bluefin tuna - which are also overfished - from its menu.

Source: straitstimes.com

 

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