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Extraordinary story that begins with a Hong Kong honeymoon couple winning a pair of tickets to Fiji on its national airline Air Pacific, on the basis of their opposition to killing sharks for the fins – a delicacy in Cantonese cuisine. It then transpires that the major cargo commodity of anti-shark fin campaign sponsor Air Pacific, which does not have large passenger numbers, on its Fiji – Hong Kong route appears to be shark fins – how else to explain the airline’s 20-times increase in cargo volumes over the past three years, which times exactly with the date that Cathay Pacific bowed to environmental lobby groups and banned all shark fin cargo?

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