This photo says about itself:
Ex-Miss Singapore Universe Jessica Tan is the face of “No Shark Fins Singapore”. Yahoo photo/Melissa Aw.
From AsiaOne, Saturday, Apr 14, 2012:
“No Shark Fins Singapore” campaign launched
SINGAPORE – A nationwide “No Sharks Fins Singapore” campaign was launched at the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2012 on Friday in a bid to make Singapore shark fin-free by 2013.
The organisers of the campaign, led by dive enthusiast Michael Aw, have the tall order of convincing all Chinese restaurants here to remove the dish from their menus and corporate events.
The initiative first started as an online petition earlier in January. It attracted some 80,000 supporters within its first two weeks of being posted up.
As it garnered strong support online, the group decided to formally launch a campaign to push for greater impact.
Explaining the need for action, organiser Michael Aw said: “Being a prominent economy in the heart of Asia, Singapore should take the lead being to be socially responsible to be the first in Asia to make this happen.”
Through the campaign, the group hopes to actively conduct outreach programmes to primary and secondary schools to educate students about shark conservation.
FFI supports No Shark Fins Singapore Campaign: here.
Governments in the region need to work together to establish a common policy to manage overfishing of sharks in the Arabian Gulf, scientists said: here.