- ADM Capital
- ADM Capital Foundation
- Allan International Holdings Ltd.
- Allen & Overy LLP
- Asiatic Marine Ltd
- Atkins China Limited
- B.P. (Building & Engineering) Co. Ltd.
- BCI Asia Construction Information Ltd.
- Bowen Capital Management
- Branded Limited
- Branscombe Marine Consultants Ltd.
- BUDA E&C Limited
- BUDA Pipe Rehabilitation & Engineering Company Limited
- BUDA Surveying Limited
- Canon Hongkong Co. Ltd
- Citi Hong Kong
- Collyer Logistics South China Ltd
- Construction Professionals' Development Centre
- Craft Projects International Co. Ltd
- Diving Express Ltd
- Eight Custom Media Limited
- Fiducia Management Concultants
- Gide Loyrette Nouel
- Hallmark Cards (HK) Limited
- Hang Seng Bank Limited
- Home Retail Group (Asia) Limited
- Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
- Hong Kong Cancer Fund
- Hong Kong Institute of Utility Specialists
- Hong Kong Utility Research Centre
- i.Dex Development Ltd
- Internet Professional Association
- Jenston Technology Corporation Ltd.
- Jenston Works Co., Ltd.
- Johnson Matthey Hong Kong Limited
- Jones Lang LaSalle
- Lloyd Northover
- Magnum Offset Printing Co. Ltd
- Mandarin Orange Clothing
- Manulife (International) Limited
- MF Jebsen International Ltd
- Mitsubishi Electric Hong Kong Group Limited
- Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Company Limited
- MSOI Limited
- Nearly Friday Ltd
- Ocean Park Hong Kong
- Oceanway Corporation Limited
- PPP Company Ltd
- ProJOB21.com Ltd
- Pure Fitness
- Pure Yoga
- Robot Design Ltd
- Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Ltd
- SB Consulting
- Shaw & Sons Limited
- Simpson Marine Limited Hong Kong
- Sovereign Trust (Hong Kong) Limited
- Sterling Enterprises Ltd
- Swire Beverages Limited
- Swire Coca- Cola HK
- Swire Properties Limited
- Swiss Re
- The Hong Kong Institute of Education
- The Samaritans
- The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong)
- The University of Hong Kong
- United Services Recreation Club
- Unleash Limited
- US & Associates Consulting Co. Ltd.
- UTI (International) Limited
- Utility INFO (1Call) Limited
- Utility INFO (HK) Limited
- Utility INFO (Macau) Limited
- Utility INFO Limited
- Westminster Travel Limited
- Wharf T&T Limited
- Wind Prospect (HK) Ltd
- Xi Yan
Finally, here is Doug Woodring's opinion piece in the South China Morning Post (6th January 2011) which spells out perfectly why C.I.T.E.S. is such a sham and why the Hong Kong Government should be ashamed of itself.
Hong Kong is hiding behind spineless conservation treaty
It was upsetting to learn that the Agriculture,Fisheries and Conservation Department felt it necessary to stay friends with the industry that trades shark fins ("Officials refuse to go without shark's fin soup", December 22). I wonder if officials could explain this rationale. Not that one needs to make enemies, but no sharks are caught in Hong Kong waters, and it is a known problem that the world's shark population, that which regulates the ecosystem balance of our oceans, is in rapid decline.
The Jockey Club should be congratulated for dropping shark's fin dishes from its a la carte menus and internal functions. In contrast, the agriculture department is hiding behind an outdated and ineffective Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which is supposed to reduce species loss.
Instead, it often acts as a regulating tool for exploitation by the nations which have vested interests in maintaining the trade in those species on the road to extinction. By the time Cites regulations usually kick in for preservation, it is too late. No shark fishery is sustainable, as the time it takes a shark to become sexually mature is well beyond what one could control in terms of open water catch practices and regulations.
Cites has failed miserably in terms of shark protection, mainly due to the lack of global capacity for studies and monitoring of an animal that lives throughout the ocean, but where none of us go. So instead of doing the right thing, to call for protection, the claim is made that not enough proof exists to make strong regulations. Should Hong Kong be hiding behind such a spineless conservation system?
One of the biggest social contributions Hong Kong could give to the global community is to cease the trade and use of shark fins.
The impact on the ocean would be significant, and not only for sharks. The world's bluefin tuna population has been shown to be in rapid decline, not only because of overfishing, but because of the loss of sharks.
Without sharks, the predators of baby bluefin tuna can now proliferate, killing off the bluefin before they can mature.
We are doing this all to ourselves, for the sake of a tiny segment of our business community which could be trading thousands of other products in the meantime.
The department should be ashamed of itself for hiding behind an international treaty which does not come close to conserving what needs to be conserved. This is contradictory to the good work it has been doing to support the ban on trawling in Hong Kong waters.
To then claim that it needs to maintain friendship with the shark trade which is a tiny constituency is like saying that it needs to keep the option of tiger trading open.
This merely suggests that there is some strange business going on that the rest of us should probably know about. We would love to hear about it, too.
Douglas Woodring, Mid-Levels
ALEX HOFFORD : HONG KONG CHINA SHARK FIN PHOTOGRAPHER