Welcome to the SCRFA global database of spawning aggregations.
We have collected information from published and unpublished literature, personal communications, interviews with fishers and generously donated by those working on aggregations, on the status and history of coral reef fish spawning aggregations in the tropics.
The objective of collecting this information is to document the current status and exploitation history of aggregations to build a stronger case for aggregation protection and management, and as a baseline for future work. We intend that this information be available as a tool to assist workers in research, outreach, education, and conservation and management initiatives.
You can search the database using a variety of parameters, such as species, country, number of fish at aggregations, aggregation status, and timing of reproduction, among other parameters. You do not need a login name to search the database. Just click on 'Search Database' above left.
You can also add your own data on new aggregations to the database, as well as amend or modify existing records that you previously entered ('Enter/Edit Data'). The database administrator will then check newly entered/edited information (referred to as unverified) to ensure consistency and accuracy, before adding it the verified searchable database.
Information can be transferred between the standalone (Microsoft Access) database and the online database using Export files. When logged in, a user may transfer files using the Import/Export menu option.
You will see that the precise locations of aggregation sites are not released. This is to protect them from further exploitation. Should such information be needed, however, for specific conservation or management intiatives, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The SCRFA Board will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis.
To enter or correct spawning site records, please type your user name and password provided by the SCRFA. The login names and password are case sensitive.
If you wish to obtain a user name and password, contact SCRFA by email: email@example.com. Please provide a brief background of your involvement in fish spawning aggregation site management, research or interest.
Please give credit to the authors as identified for specific data
records in the database. For the database itself, cite as:
It is recommended to use Internet Explorer when viewing the spawning aggregation site database. If you do not have access to Internet Explorer, or have difficulty using the database, please contact SCRFA by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The site is currently administered by Dr. Andy Cornish and Dr. Yvonne Sadovy in the Department of Ecology & Biodiversity, University of Hong Kong.