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Fishy business: Heavy commercial fishing near Svalbard wreaking havoc on marine life, Greenpeace claims

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The cod fishing might be great, but fishing for cod isn’t great.

That’s the assessment of Greenpeace in a report released earlier this month showing a five-fold increase in the amount of cod caught in the Barents Sea near Svalbard since 2001. More than 100 Norwegian and Russian trawlers fished in those waters during the past three years, according to vessel-tracking data analyzed by the environmental organization.