Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Polar-Bear-in-Svalbard-27MZIFJJT9PEC.htmlConceptually similarPolar Bear in SvalbardGP0STPXXCCompleted★★★★Polar Bear in SvalbardGP0STPXXFCompleted★★★★Landscape in SvalbardGP0STPXXBCompleted★★★★Polar Bear in the ArcticGP04F4ACompleted★★★★Polar Bear in the ArcticGP04F4BCompleted★★★★★★Polar Bear in the ArcticGP04F4CCompleted★★★★Polar Bear in the ArcticGP04F4DCompleted★★★★★★Polar Bear in the ArcticGP04F4ECompleted★★★★★★Isfjorden in SvalbardGP0STOL9OCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPXXEPolar Bear in SvalbardA polar bear sits on a patch of snow in Ymerbukta, at the north coast of the Isfjorden, Svalbard, Norway.Locations:Arctic-Europe-Norway-SvalbardDate:30 Jun, 2016Credit:© Christian Åslund / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2953px X 1971pxKeywords:Climate change-Day-Endangered species-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Polar bears-Rocks-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-SnowShoot:'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.