New publications fulmar research

Published on
February 5, 2012

The research of plastic litter in stomachs of fulmars has recently resulted in new publications.

SFD GES Techical Subgroup on Marine Litter 2011

Marine Litter - Technical recommendations for the implementation of MSFD requirements
Joint Research Centre - Institute for Environment and Sustainability Report EU 25009 EN. Publications Office of the EU, Luxembourg, 91pp. doi: 10.2788/91406 /

Research article noted by European policy

The digital newsletter 'Science for Environment Policy' by DG Environment of the European Commission has paid attention to the research of plastics in Fulmar stomachs and the recently pupblished paper in the scientific journal ‘Environmental Pollution’.

Fast alle Nordsee-Vögel haben Müll im Bauch

Abkommen und Gesetze weltweit sollen Ozeane und ihre Bewohner vor Plastikmüll schützen. Doch noch immer sterben viele Seevögel, weil Plastikreste ihre Mägen verstopfen. Besonders schlimm ist es im Ärmelkanal.
Fast alle Nordsee-Vögel haben Müll im Bauch

Environmental Pollution

The full article may be obtained via scientific library systems or a pdf copy can be requested from Jan van Franeker.


Fulmar Litter EcoQO monitoring along Dutch and North Sea coasts in relation to EU Directive 2000/59/EC on Port Reception Facilities: results to 2009
Van Franeker, J.A. & the SNS Fulmar Study Group, 2011