SCRFA - an international marine science & conservation NGO 501(c)(3)

We are based in the USA and operate globally providing 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

We provide advice and information to help with researching and managing fish aggregations globally. With recent projects in Fiji, Palau and Caribbea


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 



Each year SCRFA awards 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.

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 Lynn Waterhouse (2016 award winner) & Martin Russell (Chair), at the GCFI meeting in Grand Cayman Island November 2016


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