The Global Shark Crisis in 2022

February 16, 2021Lu Shegay

On January 28th, 2022, the Institute of Animal Law of Asia successfully held the webinar with Andrea Richey, the Executive Director at Hong Kong Shark Foundation! This webinar is the public event under the project "Enhancing Legal Regulations for Aquatic Animals in Kazakhstan," the project of our Managing Director within the Global Ambassador Program.

In this presentation, Ms. Richey provided an update on the global shark crisis and discussed the current status of shark conservation efforts to reduce consumption and change behavior, especially in Hong Kong and the Asia region.

For the past 30 years, Ms. Richey has lived in Hong Kong and worked for a wide variety of corporate and NGO entities. Since 2015, she has worked and volunteered for the Hong Kong Shark Foundation in many capacities, most recently as the Executive Director raising awareness about shark conservation and educating people to stop eating shark fin soup and all shark products. Before joining Hong Kong Shark Foundation, Ms. Richey was a legal recruiter and previous to that worked for the Wall Street law firm of Paul, Weiss in Hong Kong in a corporate communications/business development capacity. She speaks Mandarin and has lived and worked in both China and Taiwan.

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