Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Drift-net-Fisherman-Displays-a-Poisonous-Lupon-27MZIFLBL7G9.htmlConceptually similarDrift-net Fisherman Displays LuponGP01898Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpGP019BXCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays StarfishGP01879Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays StarfishGP018EECompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays GuitarfishGP019IGCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman with Vaquita FishGP0194ECompleted★★★★Line Fishing for Corvino FishGP018T9Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpsGP0190MCompleted★★★★Fishing for Corvino FishGP018NTCompleted★★★★View AllGP018MVDrift-net Fisherman Displays a Poisonous LuponA Mexican drift-net fisherman displays a poisonous lupon, or scorpion fish, caught as by-catch in the 1km long drift net used on the panga fishing boat that he works on. 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 panga's 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 over-fishing, destructive tourism development, pollution and marine habitat loss.Locations:Baja California-Gulf of California-Mexico-North America-San FelipeDate:24 Nov, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Alex HoffordMaximum size:2703px X 1941pxKeywords:Back lit-Bycatch-Day-Driftnet fishing-Fish-Fishers-Fishing (Industry)-KWCI (GPI)-Low angle view-Men-Oceans (campaign title)-One person-Outdoors-People-SilhouettesShoot: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.