A 10-year survey on habits and attitudes in Hong Kong regarding shark fin soup consumption has revealed that the city is embracing a more sustainable future by supporting government initiatives for conservation and making environmentally friendly choices as consumers. 

What is Happening?

Results of the Survey

Regulation of Shark Fin Soup, Illegal Wildlife Trade 

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Stan Shea, Marine Programme Director of BLOOM HK, says, “Ten or twenty years ago, these results may have been difficult to imagine. But we had confidence that Hong Kong people would care about protecting species threatened with extinction and support marine conservation initiatives if they were given a chance to understand the reasons why, even if this meant they had to change some behaviours. That’s why we decided to conduct these studies over a decade – so that we could see the  changes take place.”

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