Beware of seagulls – no feeding!
(City ordinance of Rostock for seagulls feed ban, 22 July 2009)
In the city of Rostock-Warnemünde the feeding of seagulls is strictly prohibited. The increasing habituation to humans and the associated low inhibitions of the seagulls to tear the ice-cream or fish sandwiches out of the hands of pedestrians amounts to a high risk of injury, particularly to children. The Hanseatic City of Rostock has instituted a feed ban for seagulls. Violations will be subject to a fine of up to € 5,000.