The Straits Times: Cold Storage becomes 1st supermarket with ‘no shark fins policy’

Over the weekend, we were happy to read this article about Cold Storage’s partnership with WWF Singapore to sell sustainable seafood. The Straits Times article below.

Cold Storage becomes 1st supermarket with ‘no shark fins policy’

Cold Storage has become Singapore’s first supermarket to stop selling shark fins, or other shark products, in any of its 42 stores across the island, as part of a ‘no shark fins policy’.

It also scored another first by being the first supermarket chain to join the WWF Singapore Sustainable Seafood Group that aims to promote sustainable seafood.

‘We want to play our part towards caring for the environment. Our team is committed to sourcing for quality, sustainable seafood and other products in our efforts to achieve long-term sustainability and marine conservation,’ said Mr Victor Chia, chief executive officer of Cold Storage.

An average of 100,000 tons of seafood is consumed each year in Singapore, making it one of the biggest seafood consumers in the Asia-Pacific region. Most of this is imported from the Coral Triangle, the world’s most diverse marine environment.

Image taken from Boogies with Fish

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