The status of the world's fish aggregations: Many are decreasing and some are gone!
Use the Database now:
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including spatial and temporal characteristics and the current status, (Sadovy et al. 2008), from published and unpublished literature, natural history accounts, and field research.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 holds 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 and is available for query, reference, and additions on-line.
We have used a standard set of Database Parameters to ensure the database can be searched and queried consistently.
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.
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.