Seabirds like these Forster's Terns rely on small, schooling fish known as forage fish to survive.
Seabirds are in crisis. Threatened by climate change, overfishing, and habitat loss, seabird populations around the world have declined by 70 percent since 1950. Seabirds rely on small, schooling fish known as forage fish to eat and to feed their chicks. Forage fish are still not included in federal fisheries management, leaving them vulnerable to overfishing.
The Sustaining America's Fisheries for the Future Act will update and strengthen existing fisheries law and help seabird populations rebound.
Ask your U.S. Representative to support this important bill for seabirds.
Photo: Forster's Terns. Binu Johns/Audubon Photography Awards.