Circumpolar Seabird Expert Group (CBird) Implementation Update Norway, 2019

CBird addresses and coordinates work on issues related to seabird management and research that are very relevant for seabird research and management at the national level in Norway. Issues of particular relevance for Norway are international status assessments (e.g. SAMBR), species-specific conservation strategies and action plans (eiders, guillemots, ivory gull), assessments of seabird harvest and bycatch of seabirds in fisheries, and the development of a joint seabird monitoring programme for the circumpolar Arctic. CBird helps putting the national work into a larger context and facilitates contact between scientist and managers in the Arctic countries.