Cod dry on fish racks in the Arctic port of Svolvaer in northern Norway

 
Cod dry on fish racks in the Arctic port of Svolvaer in northern Norway
Cod dry on fish racks in the Arctic port of Svolvaer in northern Norway March 5, 2013. Oil companies seeking new Arctic areas for exploration face a battle with environmentalists, fishermen and hotel owners over Norwegian islands where jagged snow-capped peaks rise sheer from the sea. With oil production falling to a 25-year low this year and the state depending on oil revenues, Norway's ruling Labour Party is warming to drilling in Lofoten's pristine waters, setting up the issue as the year's biggest political fight ahead of elections in September. Picture taken March 5, 2013. To match ENERGY-ARCTIC/ REUTERS/Alister Doyle