Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Arctic-Sunrise-Open-Boat-Day-in-Longyearbyen-27MZIFJJK8BU8.htmlConceptually similarArctic Sunrise Open Boat Day in LongyearbyenGP0STPXSVCompleted★★★★Arctic Sunrise Open Boat Day in LongyearbyenGP0STPXT6Completed★★★★Greenpeace Crew in the ArcticGP01ZZ4Completed★★★★Crew on the Esperanza in LongyearbyenGP0STPB59Completed★★★★Arctic Frontiers Poster Contest Winners in SvalbardGP0STPX6ICompleted★★★★Crew on Arctic SunriseGP049TICompleted★★★★Arctic Frontiers Poster Contest Winner in SvalbardGP0STPX6FCompleted★★★★Crew member Studying Sea Charts on Arctic SunriseGP049TYCompleted★★★★Scientific Research in the ArcticGP11NPCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPXTBArctic Sunrise Open Boat Day in LongyearbyenCrew and local people during an open boat day on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise in Longyearbyen, on Svalbard.Locations:Arctic-Europe-Longyearbyen-Norway-SvalbardDate:29 Jun, 2016Credit:© Christian Åslund / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2953px X 1971pxKeywords:Day-Greenpeace crew-KWCI (GPI)-Medium group of people-MY Arctic Sunrise-Open boat-Outdoors-People-Save the Arctic (campaign title)Shoot:'Protect What You Love' Arctic Ship Tour - 1st Leg (Photos - Christian Aslund)Greenpeace is touring Svalbard to document and confront the fishing industry operating in the Arctic. A large part of the seafood industry has recently pledged to stay out of these pristine waters whilst other companies continue to pose a threat through destructive fishing practices.Below the surface in the Barents Sea, magnificent corals and sea pens can grow for decades, and incredible marine wildlife is thriving. But one pass by a bottom trawler alters the seabed and can destroy a delicate balance beyond imagination. Greenpeace is shining a spotlight on the fishing companies who are continuing to operate in this part of the Arctic. Most of the vessels operating in the area are using bottom trawl, pulling huge nets to scoop up fish, a practice which is damaging to the seabed and all the creatures that live here. A big part of the seafood industry recently promised to stay out of these pristine waters, but sadly nothing stops other companies from sending massive bottom trawlers to plunder its sea life. To halt the destruction of this unique part of the world, Norway must decide to protect it once and for all – before it is too late.