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


We are a non-profit organisation based in the USA, providing scientific and management information on marine fish aggregations

Our Board Directors participates in international committees, meetings and workshops to promote responsible stewardship of fish aggregations 

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Why work on fish aggregations?

  Many fishes form aggregations for reproduction or feeding

  For most fishes, spawning aggregations are unique opportunities to reproduce 

  Unmanaged fishing on aggregations, especially spawning aggregations, can rapidly deplete fish populations, impacting on the ecosystem and the livelihoods of those who depend on the fish 

  To highlight the importance of fish aggregations, we have published a "Status Report" in collaboration with the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI):

Status Report - World's Fish Aggregations 2014

Status Report Front Cover


Student Award

Applications are now open for students working on fish aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean or east Pacific Ocean to be funded to attend the next Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) meeting in Panama November 2015.

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


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Fish Aggregation Photos

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