Hong Kong hotel says ‘no’ to shark fin, bluefin

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
January 16, 2012

Add another to the list of Asian companies that will no longer offer shark fin.

As part of its sustainable seafood policy, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts on Tuesday pledged to halt sales of shark fin in all of its restaurants and banquet facilities. It also committed to stop sales of bluefin tuna and Chilean sea bass within the year. 

The Hong Kong-based company owns and/or manages 72 upscale hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders banners, with a room inventory of more than 30,000.

“Shangri-La’s ethos and core values show a commitment to the environment that the company does business in. As part of the CSR efforts, Shangri-La has been working on a number of projects related to sustainability for several years. The sustainable seafood campaign has been on the forefront as the initiative will deliver immediate results,” said the company in a statement.

A number of companies in the past several months have pledged to discontinue sales of shark fin, including Singapore supermarket chains NTUC FairPrice and Cold Storage and Hong Kong-based Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd.

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