At Skuvoy in the southern part of the Faroe Islands egg harvest from the breeding seabirds has been practiced as long as people as inhabited the 12 square kilometer large island. Decades ago the island housed a huge colony of common guillemot but today the breeding population has undergone dramatic declines. Today common guillemot egg harvesting at Skuvoy – like other places in the Faroes – is completely banned. The green grass slopes of Skuvoy also form the breeding grounds of another important seabird: the Puffin. However, for the last decades chick productivity in Faroe puffins has been catastrophic and puffin harvest has also been banned. Instead, the inhabitants of Skovoy turn to the only seabird still present in population numbers that can carry a exploitation, the fulmar.