GEORGE TOWN — Aderick Chong Hee Tat, 40, has been leading the anti-shark’s fin movement since 2011 and last year, the Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA) was finally officially registered by the Registrar of Societies.
Chong, one of
Final legal challenge dies against shark fin ban. With 10 States, 3 US territories and 2 states pending, Shark Stewards is now working to raise awareness in China through the media and education on the issue of shark fin soup.
"We are winning the fight, but will we win the battle before sharks go extinct?" he said. "We still have hope."
California’s ban on the possession and sale of shark fins survived a legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Bay Area suppliers and sellers of shark fin soup, a traditional dish in the Chinese American community. Restaurant owners and shark fin suppliers, joined by Chinese American community organizations, argued that the state was exceeding its authority and was interfering with a commercial fishing market that ...
Underwater videography, writer, public speaker, conservation policy,SCUBA, Offshore sailor. Ocean adventurer, explorer and storyteller
Director, Shark Stewards
Shark Conservation and Ocean Communication, 2006 - present
Director of NGO Shark Stewards. Directs campaigns against shark fin trade. Lead several shark fin trade bans in US states. Works in policy on shark and fisheries protection of sharks and other marine wildlife. Particiated in the development of the California marine protected areas. Leads local ocean conservation efforts, beach clean ups, education projects with Bay Area schools. Co-Chair of the Golden Gate MPA collaborative.
Ocean Advocate, media producer and Shark conservationist, dedicated to the ocean. An ocean voyager, a lover of sharks, and the sea. Media production and story telling through film and the web to promote a healthy ocean.
Emmy Award Winner, Reefs To Rain Forest. Catalyst to California Shark Fin Ban
UC Berkeley, UCSB
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