Author Archives: Crystal

2012 Wins & 2013 Plans

An exciting 2012 for Shark Truth – Happy Hearts Love Shark wedding campaign diverted 20,000 bowls of shark fin soup and expanded to Hong Kong; The Original Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant joined the #OceanWise and #FinFree programs as the first Chinese restaurant in Canada committing to sustainable seafood; more than 60 media coverages across Canada; and Shark Truth […]

Scientists from the University of Guelph found 76% of shark fins purchased in Vancouver to be from threatened or endangered species. (Read more in the CTV NEWS) FAQ: Why is trade of shark species listed as threatened or endangered legal in Canada? Answer: Canada is a member Party of CITES and thus, currently only recognizes three […]

“So Fresh + So Wise” CarrotMob – Behind the Scenes

On November 28th, Shark Truth organized a CarrotMob dinner event at the Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant, following a press conference in the afternoon, announcing Ocean Wise’s first Chinese restaurant partner and Shark Truth’s first Fin Free restaurant partner. A full house enjoyed an 8-course seafood dinner prepared by Chongqing’s Michelin Star Chef, Robert Wong while […]

Chongqing, First Restaurant Partner, Press Conference Recap

Press Release Recap On November 28, 2012, Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program and Shark Truth proudly announced The Original Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant as both organizations’ first Chinese restaurant partner. At the press conference, more than 30 media outlets joined us to celebrate this groundbreaking moment for Chongqing and Vancouver’s restaurant industry. “By adopting a fin-free […]

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

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 […]