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Campaign launched to stop Sabahans consuming sharks fin

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Campaign launched to stop Sabahans consuming sharks fin

Post Number:#1  Postby timyang » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:36 pm

KOTA KINABALU: Shark’s fin soup will be off the menu in events organised by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Tanjung Aru.

To get Sabahans to join in the campaign to stop consuming shark’s fin, JCI Tanjung Aru also intends to educate the students about the sharks.

“Our hope is that the students pass on the message to their parents,” said project manager Aderick Chong.

He said the group was also seeking to have sharks included on the list of protected species under the Sabah Wildlife Act alongside the Sumatran rhino and orang utan.

He added that protecting sharks was crucial as a recent informal survey by a group of 30 divers in Sabah waters showed that sharks were only seen in protected areas such as Pulau Sipadan and marine parks.

There are no sharks in other areas, Chong said, adding that the group was heartened that their efforts had been endorsed by Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin and Kota Kinabalu City Hall director general Datuk Yeo Boon Hai.

Chong said the group also intended to meet state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.
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Re: Campaign launched to stop Sabahans consuming sharks fin

Post Number:#2  Postby xkirkie » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:09 pm

Great, keep us update,

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