News: New Film on Fish Aggregations
Natural Numbers Ep 05 (released 17 September 2015)
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
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:
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.
Ashley Ruffo (2013 award winner) & Martin Russell (SCRFA Chair)
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Fish Aggregation Photos
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