Category Archives: General

3 Popular Lunar New Year Proverbs

Each Lunar New Year, it is tradition to greet friends and family with proverbs wishing them prosperity, health, luck and happiness. What you commonly hear is the Cantonese greeting 恭喜發財 Kung Hai Fat Choy (Gong Xi Fa Cai in Mandarin) which translates literally to “Congratulations + Good Luck” but means “Happy New Year.” Another on is 身體健康 […]

Wedding Contest Expands to Hong Kong

As we prep for our Happy Hearts Love Sharks (HHLS) wedding contest at home in Vancouver, we are thrilled to announce that we are expanding our contest model to our partners in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF)!  Part of the Shark Truth philosophy is to share best practices with our global […]

Carrots & (Chop)Sticks: We need education AND legislation

In the history of humankind, great change has sometimes brought great challenges. There have been many misconceptions around shark fin bans and whether or not they are an effective conservation tool or worse yet, if shark fin bans are an attack on Chinese culture. As a group coming from within the community, we’re clarifying the record […]

We’re Leaving on a Jet Plane

In only a few days, our 2011 Happy Hearts Love Sharks contest winners Judy & Jason will be leaving to claim their grand prize trip in Hawaii where they will be swimming with sharks for the very first time. They had a total of nearly 1,300 guests between their two wedding banquets that went Fin […]

Federal Bill to Prohibit Imports Introduced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2011 FEDERAL BILL TO PROTECT SHARK INTRODUCED [Action Alert: Get involved! Help collect petition signatures.] VANCOUVER – Today, NDP Fisheries and Oceans Critic Fin Donnelly, MP (New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody) introduced legislation that would amend the Fish Inspection Act to prohibit the import of shark fin to Canada. The […]