Fish Aggregation Database


The status of most of the world's fish aggregations: Many are decreasing and some are gone!


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including spatial and temporal characteristics and the current status, (Sadovy et al. 2008), from published and unpublished literature, natural history accounts, and field research.

The database currently hold almost 900 records for 44 fish families, with most records for Serranidae, Lutjanidae, Carangidae, Acanthuridae, Siganidae, Labridae, and Scaridae.

The Database provides an important baseline on aggregation status today and is available for query, reference, and additions on-line. The Database establishes a basis for planning, education and research, and for identifying conservation and management needs (Sadovy and Domeier 2005). We continue to supplement the database with new records or updated information, and currently have over 900 individual aggregation site records.

The database is publically available for searching and also data entry.

A login is not required to search the database for basic fish aggregation information records globally (note that actual aggregation site locations are not publically available).

We encourage practitioners to enter information on fish aggregations, and a login is required to do this. If you are interested in entering more information of aggregations, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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