SCRFA has a new short film "Snapper Spawn".
... filmed in the turquoise waters of Palau, directed by Dr Brad Erisman from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Alfredo Barroso a world class videographer from Mexico
To watch other SCRFA short films, go to Documentaries at top menu
SCRFA is an international marine conservation NGO
We work on marine fish aggregations, providing scientific and management information and participate in international committees, meetings and workshops to promote responsible stewardship of fish aggregations globally.
Why do we work on fish aggregations?
♦ Many fishes form aggregations for reproduction or feeding
♦ For most fishes, spawning aggregations are unique opportunities to reproduce
♦ Unmanaged fishing on aggregations, especially spawning aggregations, can rapidly deplete fish populations, impacting on the ecosystem and the livelihoods of those who depend on the fish
♦ Want to know more about the importance of aggregations - watch this 2.5 min film: Spawning for Survival.
SCRFA has several partners and patrons who support our work on fish aggregations.
These are our main partners:
Filmed in the turquoise waters of Palau, this spectacular short film directed by Dr Brad Erisman from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Alfredo Barroso a world class videographer from Mexico brings to the world stage the mysterious and fragile phenomenon of Two-Spot Red Snapper aggregating to spawn in their thousands - it's a brief insight into their fascinating world.
...during a recent SCRFA expedition, Brad and Alfredo witnessed and filmed using high definition cameras this spectacular fish spawning aggregation. Not only an incredible experience for Brad and Alfredo, but one of only a few opportunities each year for these fish to gather and create the next generation of fish.
SCRFA's Fish Aggregation Database is the only database of its kind in the world.
It holds extensive information on the worlds fish aggregations, including
spatial and temporal characteristics and the current status.