No Shark Fin on the Menus of Resorts World at Sentosa
"Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS) today launched a fund to sponsor research, education and conservation efforts related to marine life, to further the marine conservation cause. The RWS Marine Life Fund will dispatch up to S$100,000 each year in 2008 and 2009; and up to S$1 million each year from 2010 when the Resort opens."
"Resort also announced that shark fin will not be offered on the menus of banquets and restaurants throughout the Resort. Instead, alternatives to this traditional Asian delicacy, often served at celebratory and wedding dinners, will be made available. RWS is taking this step in the belief that the consumption of shark fin is currently unsustainable due to the declining shark population and growing demand for shark fin."
Yes, although they will still serve shark fin to the high rollers in the VIP gambling "dens", if they request for it & they will have a marine park http://www.rwsentosa.com/en_marinelifepark.html – a lot of marine animals are kept in captivity, guess it is still better than nothing! I think they are doing their part!
Hope more (if not all) restaurants in Singapore will follow the lead to stop serving shark fin!!!