Shark’s fin soup off ministry’s menu

PUTRAJAYA: Shark’s fin soup is off the menu at all functions and events organised by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and agencies under it.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid made this pledge as a commitment to the drive by the Malaysian Nature Society’s Selangor Branch Marine Group to encourage individuals and organisations to stop serving the delicacy at corporate functions.

“Ultimately, by refraining from the consumption of shark’s fin soup, it is hoped that the ministry can contribute to conservation efforts of the shark species,” according to a statement from the ministry yesterday.

The marine group had embarked on a series of activities and programmes to promote awareness on the plight of sharks and their importance to the marine ecosystem.

Source: The Star, Nation, 15/9/07

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