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sharkfin.jpegAlthough markets stocking shark fin are able to still sell the product until July 1, 2013, The Peninsula Hotels group has decided to ban this delicacy at all food outlets effective January 1, 2012. Word from PR, "The Peninsula Hotels, Asia’s oldest hotel company, will no longer offer this dish as it believes the harm done to sharks and the sensitive ecosystem is too great a cost." [EaterWire]

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