The sustainability of consuming shark products such as shark fin has long been of global concern and Hong Kong is one of the greatest consumers of shark fin. Unfortunately there is only one small sustainable shark fishery in global terms, and the development of sustainable fisheries for sharks is likely to be far too slow to effectively conserve shark populations in most parts of the world. Other actions will be necessary to conserve sharks. As such, we are asking the public to stop eating shark fin at this time.
WWF-Hong Kong has been promoting and educating the public on sustainable seafood. We have been engaging caterers and corporations in Hong Kong not to serve and consume shark fin soup respectively.