Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Drift-net-Fisherman--Gulf-of-California-27MZIFLBTT22.htmlConceptually similarDrift-net Fisherman, Gulf of CaliforniaGP018JTCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman, Gulf of CaliforniaGP019FICompleted★★★★★★Drift-net Fisherman, Gulf of CaliforniaGP0186CCompleted★★★★Fishing for Corvino FishGP019IHCompleted★★★★Fishing for Corvino FishGP018NTCompleted★★★★Line Fishing for Corvino FishGP018T9Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpGP019BXCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman with Corvino FishGP019F2Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays StarfishGP01879Completed★★★★View AllGP018ICDrift-net Fisherman, Gulf of CaliforniaA Mexican drift-net fisherman pulls a marker buoy out of the water at the end of a one kilometre long drift net from his 'Panga' fishing boat. Though pangas themselves are small fishing boats, their sheer numbers pose a great threat to the marine environment at the northern end of the Gulf of California, including the critically endangered 'Vaquita' dolphin. There are 220 bottom-trawling pangas using drift-nets operating from the small town of San Felipe alone. The Greenpeace vessel 'MY Esperanza' is currently in Mexico to highlight the threats from overfishing, destructive tourism development, pollution and marine habitat loss.Locations:Gulf of California-Mexico-North AmericaDate:27 Nov, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Alex HoffordMaximum size:2400px X 3600pxKeywords:Buoys-Day-Driftnet fishing-Fishers-Fishing (activity)-Fishing (Industry)-Fishing equipment-Fishing ships-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Oceans (campaign title)-One person-OutdoorsShoot:Defending Our Oceans Tour in MexicoThe Greenpeace vessel 'MY Esperanza' is currently in the 'World's Aquarium' on the Gulf of California, Mexico as part of the Defending Our Oceans Tour. This area is renowned for its rich marine life and has huge economic benefit for the whole of Mexico, bringing nearly five million tourists and providing half the countries fish supply. Pressure from destructive fishing, pollution and uncontrolled tourism development are threatening life in the Aquarium. One of the focuses for this part of the tour is the plight of the world's most endangered porpoise - the vaquita. Greenpeace are calling for a network of marine reserves to be introduced globally in order to control fishing and protect endangered species.