September 30, 2011

Study estimates up to 320,000 seabirds globally die each year due to fishing

A study presented at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity in Scotland, UK on Sep 27, 2011 estimates that up to 320,000 seabirds globally die each year as they are caught in lines off fishing boats, with some albatross, petrel and shearwater species nearing extinction.

Sources: Guardian, Int-Res, Herald Scotland

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