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Fishing hotspots show where sub-Antarctic seabirds at risk

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A new study highlights that sub-Antarctic seabirds are most at risk from unsustainable fishing during the southern hemisphere winter and in the south Atlantic and Southwest Indian Oceans. The link between fishing and the steep decline in seabird populations is well established, but the identification of problem 'hotspots' will better help agencies to conserve a number of threatened species. The study is published in the Journal of Applied Ecology this week (22 May).

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