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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.
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I'm a professional transient living on a tiny Norwegian island next door to the North Pole, where once a week (or thereabouts) I pollute our extreme and pristine environment with paper fishwrappers decorated with seemingly random letters that would cause a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters to die of humiliation. Such is the wisdom one acquires after more than 25 years in the world's second-least-respected occupation, much of it roaming the seven continents in search of jazz, unrecognizable street food and escorts I f****d with by insisting they give me the platonic tours of their cities promised in their ads. But it turns out this tiny group of islands known as Svalbard is my True Love and, generous contributions from you willing, I'll keep littering until they dig my body out when my climate-change-deformed apartment collapses or they exile my penniless ass because I'm not even worthy of washing your dirty dishes.