Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Walrus-Colony-in-Svalbard-27MZIFJJK8YAI.htmlConceptually similarWalrus Colony in the ArcticGP04F4SCompleted★★★★Trawl Net Recovery in SvalbardGP0STPXDBCompleted★★★★Trawl Net Recovery in SvalbardGP0STPXTACompleted★★★★Trawl Net Recovery in SvalbardGP0STPXDHCompleted★★★★★Trawl Net Recovery in SvalbardGP0STPXF8Completed★★★★Trawl Net Recovery in SvalbardGP0STPXSYCompleted★★★★★★Trawl Net Recovery in SvalbardGP0STPXT5Completed★★★★Walrus Colony in the ArcticGP04F4UCompleted★★★★★★★Trawl Net Recovery in SvalbardGP0STPXDKCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPXT3Walrus Colony in SvalbardIndustrial fishing equipment is washed up on the beach next to a walrus colony at Polepynten on Svalbard. Greenpeace is visiting Svalbard in the high Arctic to highlight the impacts from industrial fishing on the marine environment. According to the Governor of Svalbard around 80 percent of the trash washed ashore originates from the industrial fishing.Locations:Arctic-Europe-Norway-Polepynten-SvalbardDate:27 Jun, 2016Credit:© Christian Åslund / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2953px X 1971pxKeywords:Beaches-Day-Fishing equipment-KWCI (GPI)-Marine pollution-Nature-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-WalrusesShoot:'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.