Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Drift-net-Fisherman-with-Vaquita-Fish-27MZIFLECR8M.htmlConceptually similarDrift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpGP019BXCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays StarfishGP01879Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays a Poisonous LuponGP018MVCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays GuitarfishGP019IGCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays LuponGP01898Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays StarfishGP018EECompleted★★★★Fishing for Corvino FishGP018NTCompleted★★★★Fishing for Corvino FishGP019IHCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman, Gulf of CaliforniaGP018JTCompleted★★★★View AllGP0194EDrift-net Fisherman with Vaquita FishA Mexican drift-net fisherman displays a vaquita fish, or armoured searobin, (not to be confused with the vaquita dolphin), caught as by-catch in the 1km long drift net used on the 'panga' fishing boat he works on. Though pangas themselves are small fishing boats, their sheer number poses 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 overfishing, destructive tourism development, pollution and marine habitat loss.Locations:Gulf of California-Mexico-North AmericaDate:27 Nov, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Alex HoffordMaximum size:2048px X 3072pxKeywords:Day-Driftnet fishing-Fish-Fishers-Fishing (Industry)-KWCI (GPI)-Men-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.