Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Drift-net-Fisherman-with-Corvino-Fish-27MZIFLETBWF.htmlConceptually similarFishing for Corvino FishGP018NTCompleted★★★★Fishing for Corvino FishGP019IHCompleted★★★★Line Fishing for Corvino FishGP018T9Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman with Corvino FishGP019F2Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman with Corvino FishGP018QDCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpGP019BXCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman, Gulf of CaliforniaGP018ICCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman, Gulf of CaliforniaGP019FICompleted★★★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays StarfishGP01879Completed★★★★View AllGP019HWDrift-net Fisherman with Corvino FishA Mexican drift-net fisherman removes a hook from a corvino fish, or croaker. The fish has been caught by line from his 'panga' fishing boat, whilst waiting for his drift-net to drift. Corvino fish is the staple food of the fishermen in San Felipe. 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:Gulf of California-Mexico-North AmericaDate:24 Nov, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Alex HoffordMaximum size:2400px X 3600pxKeywords:Day-Driftnet fishing-Fish-Fishers-Fishing (activity)-Fishing (Industry)-Gloves-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-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.