Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Sea-Lions--Gulf-of-California-27MZIFLEVR_J.htmlConceptually similarSea Lions Play near Bottom-trawling NetsGP019G6Completed★★★★Shrimp Trawler Pursued by Sea Lions in MexicoGP01F40Completed★★★★★★★Sea Lions Near Bottom-trawling NetsGP019IICompleted★★★★Shrimp Trawler, Gulf of CaliforniaGP018UICompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpGP019BXCompleted★★★★Pelicans on Konzaka IslandGP0186DCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpsGP0190MCompleted★★★★Pelicans on Konzaka IslandGP018HNCompleted★★★★Barking Sea-lions Seen on Greenpeace Tour of MexicoGP017TSCompleted★★★★View AllGP01903Sea Lions, Gulf of CaliforniaSea Lions play nearby the bottom-trawling nets of a commercial shrimp trawler.Shrimp trawlers, often entering into marine reserves illegally, pose a great threat to the marine environment at the northern end of the Gulf of California, due to the variety of marine wildlife, that get caught up in their bottom-trawling nets. The Greenpeace vessel 'MY Esperanza' is currently in Mexico to highlight the threats from overfishing, 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:Day-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Sea lionsShoot: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.