Hong Kong Gov't Will Stop Serving Shark Fin
Bluefin tuna, black moss will also no longer be on menu at official functions
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2013 5:50 PM CDT
In this 2011 photo, shark fins are available for sale at $480 and $495 a pound at a store in Chinatown in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

(Newser) – The menus at the Hong Kong's official functions just got a bit more eco-friendly. The government has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its events, and will encourage government-funded bodies to follow suit, the BBC reports. It will also stop serving bluefin tuna—which is endangered—and black moss—the harvesting of which is causing desertification, reports the South China Morning Post. "Since it is not possible to list all food items of concern exhaustively, the exclusion of these three items from official menus is a start and also serves as an example to raise public education and awareness about sustainability," says a government spokesperson.

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Sep 15, 2013 1:39 PM CDT
TAKE A LESSON, COSTA RICA!!! Let decency win over greed...
Sep 15, 2013 7:23 AM CDT
damn there goes the vacation again!!! shark fin=yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Sep 14, 2013 11:26 PM CDT
Someone should tell them that foreskin soup is an aphrodisiac. They also make Calamari rings.