Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Shrimp-Trawler--Gulf-of-California-27MZIFLBYUAX.htmlConceptually similarSea Lions Play near Bottom-trawling NetsGP019G6Completed★★★★Shrimp Trawler Pursued by Sea Lions in MexicoGP01F40Completed★★★★★★★Sea Lions Near Bottom-trawling NetsGP019IICompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpGP019BXCompleted★★★★Pelicans on Konzaka IslandGP018HNCompleted★★★★Sea Lions, Gulf of CaliforniaGP01903Completed★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays ShrimpsGP0190MCompleted★★★★Drift-net Fisherman Displays a Poisonous LuponGP018MVCompleted★★★★Pelicans on Konzaka IslandGP0186DCompleted★★★★View AllGP018UIShrimp Trawler, Gulf of CaliforniaA commercial shrimp trawler is seen near San Felipe. 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, including sea lions that get caught in their bottom-trawling nets.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:Back lit-Birds-Bottom trawlers-Bottom Trawling-Day-Fishing (activity)-Fishing (Industry)-Fishing ships-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Oceans (topography)-Outdoors-Silhouettes-Sun-TrawlersShoot: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.