News: New Film on Fish Aggregations


Natural Numbers Ep 05 (released 17 September 2015)

Spawning Aggregation (English)

Agregaciones de Desove (ESPAÑOL)


SCRFA - an international marine science & conservation NGO 501(c)(3)


Based in the USA, we provide science and management information on marine fish aggregations

Our Board of Directors work in international committees, meetings and workshops to promote responsible stewardship of fish aggregations 

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Why are fish aggregations important?

  Like birds, many marine fish form aggregations to breed or feed

  Spawning aggregations are the only time most marine fish breed the next generation of fish

  Badly managed fishing on aggregations can quickly deplete fish stocks, making our oceans less healthy and affecting the livelihoods of those who depend on the fish 

  We recently published a "Status Report" with the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) that shows the latest info:

Status Report - World's Fish Aggregations 2014

Status Report Front Cover


Student Award

Each year SCRFA helps fund a student working on fish aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean or east Pacific Ocean to attend a Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) meeting. The next GCFI meeting will be in Panama November 2015.

Student Award 2013 with GCFI 2 Ashley Ruffo (2013 award winner) & Martin Russell (SCRFA Chair)


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Fish Aggregation Photos

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