The Original Szechuan Chongqing –First Fin Free & Ocean Wise Chinese Restaurant

[The Original Szechuan Chongqing’s Sans Fin Soup – Shredded Duck with Bamboo Pith in Superior Soup Broth. Photo credits: Jeff Tan]

Shark Truth’s Restaurant Campaign Unveiled

The Original Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant has signed on to become Shark Truth’s first restaurant partner. The goal of Shark Truth’s restaurant campaign that launched earlier this year is to work with Chinese businesses to not only to get them to adopt a Fin Free policy but also to encourage a further commitment from these businesses to healthier oceans. By signing onto our campaign partner Ocean Wise’s sustainable seafood program, The Original Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant will also become the first Chinese Ocean Wise restaurant partner.

During a recent conversation with Lisa Wong, Managing Director at Chongqing Restaurant, she shared with us her story of becoming the first Chinese restaurant going green. “I want my restaurant to be responsible and meaningful, not only for myself, but also for the ocean and everyone in the future,” said Lisa.

Just like Shark Truth’s founder Claudia, Lisa felt deeply about endangered shark species after watching the movie Sharkwater. She thereafter decided to seek out ways to sustainably manage her business. Lisa said going Ocean Wise was just the first step; she looks forward to working with Shark Truth to continue to green her restaurant in terms of recycling, take-out containers, and waste management.

[The restaurant is located at 1668 West Broadway. Vancouver. Photo credits: Jeff Tan]

Partnering with Shark Truth and Ocean Wise, Chongqing will be hosting a celebration on November 28.

The restaurant will prepare sustainable seafood, including a Sans-Fin Soup using traditional Chinese cooking techniques. Seated at a round table of ten, you will experience a Chinese banquet atmosphere. Ticket information is available here. There are limited numbers of seats, so grab your tickets now before they are sold out!

Shark Truth would like to applaud Chongqing Restaurant for taking the business leadership. This step reflects changing attitudes not only about shark fin, but also about how businesses can share the responsibilities in becoming a part of the solution towards healthier oceans and beyond. On behalf of the Shark Truth team and our restaurant campaign partners, we are inviting each one of you to join us for this exciting moment!