The population of seabirds has sharply declined by 70% between 1950 and 2010


“The competition between seabirds and fishermen is at the expense of the former”. Such is the main outcome of a study published at the end of December 2018 in the specialized journal “Current Biology”. According to scientists, global fishery catches in competition with seabirds have increased by 10%, while the food consumption of seabirds has fallen by 19% from 1970 to 1989 and from 1990 to 2010.