Adelaide shark fin restaurant fined for breaching food hygiene standards
The Imperial Peking Restaurant, Payneham Road, St Peters, South Australia is listed on our Wall of Shame for serving shark fin soup, but there's another reason you may choose to avoid this restaurant.
The Imperial Peking has recently been fined over $100,000 by the Adelaide Magistrates Court for breaching food hygiene standards.
According to AdelaideNow, "Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Cannon said it was quite serious offending and the people operating the kitchen clearly did not have the requisite skills to maintain proper hygiene."
Up to 73 million sharks are finned alive every year, that's 200,000 sharks every day
Global shark populations have dropped by 90% in the last 30 years
Silvertip whalers & Scalloped hammerheads have been virtually eliminated from Australia's northern reefs due to shark finning
Australia was responsible for the slaughter of over 17,000 tonne of shark for their fins in 2007
The Queensland government allows the slaughter of 78 000 sharks each year on the Great Barrier Reef
Australia imports about 10 tonnes of shark fin every year
The Australian Anti Shark Finning Alliance (TAASFA) is determined to bring shark finning to an end and we will target anyone and everyone involved or purports to be involved in the shark fin industry in order to achieve our mission. If you are involved in the shark fin industry, be prepared to be named and shamed.
Shark Fin Soup is also known as 'Buddha jumps over the wall' or 'Fo Tiao Qiang' in Cantonese & Fujian cuisine and 'Buldojang' in South Korea - Don't be fooled it is all the same cruel dish.
Do you know of a Chinese restaurant dealing in shark fin soup? Let them know your feelings by emailing them in Mandarin Chinese. We have a Mandarin language email template available for you here.