Title

Sustainable business versus sustainable environment : a case study of the Hong Kong shark fin business

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Sustainable Development

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Volume

11

Issue

4

First Page

223

Last Page

235

Abstract

This study attempts to use the shark fin business in Hong Kong as a case to illustrate its challenge to international sustainability and global environmental governance. Regarding the commercial fishing of sharks and the degradation of the species, the paper begins with a survey of characteristics of sharks in the world and the responses from the international environmental agents. The authors will then detail their statistical findings, together with interviews with the shark fin manufacturers in Hong Kong. Their study began in 1999 and the statistical data ran from 1977 to 2001. Finally, the so-called 'foodway' in the consumption of shark fin will be discussed with a view to the international concerns over endangered species in general and sharks in particular.

DOI

10.1002/sd.220

Print ISSN

09680802

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Copyright © 2003 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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