Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Pelicans-on-Konzaka-Island-27MZIFLBWCLD.htmlConceptually similarPelicans on Konzaka IslandGP0186DCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpGP019BXCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays StarfishGP01879Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpsGP0190MCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays a Poisonous LuponGP018MVCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays StarfishGP018EECompleted★★★★Line Fishing for Corvino FishGP018T9Completed★★★★Fishing for Corvino FishGP018NTCompleted★★★★Fishing for Corvino FishGP019IHCompleted★★★★View AllGP018HNPelicans on Konzaka IslandPelicans are scared by Mexican drift-net fishermen in a panga fishing boat at Konzaka Island. 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 to the 'world's aquarium' 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:3072px X 2048pxKeywords:Bird colonies-Birds-Day-Fishing ships-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Pelicans-Two peopleShoot: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.