NTUC Fairprice to stop selling all shark fin products after disparing remarks by seafood supplier's manager:

NTUC Fairprice to stop selling all shark fin products after disparing remarks by seafood supplier's manager:

AsianScientist (Jan. 5, 2012) – In an unprecedented move, Singapore’s largest supermarket chain, NTUC Fairprice, with a network of more than 230 outlets, has promised to remove shark fin products from its inventory by the first quarter of 2012. On November 17, 2011, an incendiary comment made by the sales manager of Thern Da Seafood Pte. Ltd., Chris Lee Aik Chye sparked an online protest by many conservationists who voiced their concerns on NTUC Fairprice’s Facebook wall. Lee made disparaging remarks on his Facebook wall directed at divers who were against shark finning, mocking them for being unable to stop his company from supplying NTUC Fairprice with shark fin and Mola mola products in the upcoming Chinese New Year season. Thern Da is a supplier of shark fin and ocean sun fish (Mola mola) products to NTUC Fairprice. At the time of this publication, Thern Da’s Facebook ...

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