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


We are an international scientific conservation organisation based in the USA, providing science and management information on marine fish aggregations

Work by our Board Directors involves international committees, meetings and workshops to promote responsible stewardship of fish aggregations 

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Why are fish aggregations important?

  Like birds, many marine fish form aggregations to breed or feed

  For most marine fish, spawning aggregations are the only time to 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:

Status Report - World's Fish Aggregations 2014

Status Report Front Cover


Student Award

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.

Student Award 2013 with GCFI 2 Ashley Ruffo (2013 award winner) & Martin Russell (SCRFA Chair)


Want to keep informed?

You are welcome to join SCRFA List, so you can hear about our latest news, interesting stories and exciting adventures around the world... it's free, secure (using Mail Chimp) and quick to subscibe




Fish Aggregation Photos

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Click here to see a selection of our photo collection