Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Food TV and Cooking Channel Ban Shark Meat

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Food Network and Cooking Channel have pulled all recipes with shark meat from their websites and will no longer feature shark on any of their shows.

Food Network and Cooking Channel's shark removal was prompted when 31,000 people signed a petition at in ten days, decrying the use of sharks and other fish included on the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch list in the two networks' programming.

Susan Stockton of Food Network Kitchens issued a statement:

As a policy, Food Network and Cooking Channel do not incorporate or showcase recipes that involve animals on endangered species list or the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch list, with the recent addition of sharks to those watch-lists, we will make sure that future content does not highlight shark as an ingredient. We understand there are many species with sustainability concerns, and we make efforts to stay informed and pass that information onto our audience.

One-third of the world's shark species are endangered, which isn't helped by the demand for shark meat and shark fin soup.

So kiss your "Battle: Shark Fin" episode of Iron Chef goodbye.

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

More by Robin Wheeler

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation