At last year’s meetings WG-EMM and Scientific Committee expressed an interest in summarized information on seabird demography, particularly in relation to generation time and productivity. this represents a substantial task with not inconsiderable resource implications. However, as an initial step, this paper attaches a tabulated review of most of the relevant data up to 1981 (Croxall, 1982). The most important subsequent demographic studies are referenced in the recent report of the SCAR Bird Biology Subcommittee (WGEMM- 00/16). The meeting is invited to consider how it wishes to proceed in respect of such data.