Shark Fin Soup Off Menu at China’s Official Banquets – NYTimes.com

Here’s some great news, as reported by Bettina Wassener in The Times Hong Kong bureau:

China said Tuesday that it would prohibit official banquets from serving shark fin soup, an expensive and popular delicacy blamed for a sharp decline in global shark populations. The ban, reported by Xinhua, the state-run news agency, could take as many as three years to take effect, and it remains unclear how widely it will be adhered to across a sprawling nation where orders issued by Beijing are often shrugged off by officials in faraway regions and provinces.

via Shark Fin Soup Off Menu at China’s Official Banquets – NYTimes.com.

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