Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Trash-on-Arctic-Beach-in-Svalbard-27MZIFJJKWVAX.htmlConceptually similarWalrus in SvalbardGP0STPXXGCompleted★★★★Trash Clean up on Arctic Beach in SvalbardGP0STPX3ECompleted★★★★Trash Clean up on Arctic Beach in SvalbardGP0STPX3FCompleted★★★★★★★Trash Clean up on Arctic Beach in SvalbardGP0STPX92Completed★★★★Walrus Colony in SvalbardGP0STPX5GCompleted★★★★Walrus Colony in SvalbardGP0STPX5HCompleted★★★★Walrus Colony in SvalbardGP0STPX5ICompleted★★★★★★Trash Clean up on Arctic Beach in SvalbardGP0STPX56Completed★★★★Trash Clean up on Arctic Beach in SvalbardGP0STPX52Completed★★★★View AllGP0STPX3JTrash on Arctic Beach in SvalbardGarbage found on the beach at Sarstangen on Prince Carls Forland, on the west coast of Svalbard. According to the Governor of Svalbard, approximately 80 percent of the trash that ends up on the beaches of Svalbard originates from the fishing industry.Locations:Arctic-Europe-Norway-Prins Karls Forland-Sarstangen-SvalbardDate:26 Jun, 2016Credit:© Christian Åslund / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2953px X 1971pxKeywords:Beaches-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Marine pollution-Outdoors-Plastics-Rubbish-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.