Fish Aggregation Database

SCRFA’s Fish Aggregation Database contains over 1,000 fish aggregation records from around the world. It holds extensive information on spatial and temporal characteristics and the current status according published and unpublished literature, natural history accounts, anecdotal information (including interview) and field research.

We have records for 44 fish families, mostly mostly for reef fish groups at the moment although we are working to broaden our taxonomic coverage globally. A standard set of Database Parameters for descriptive terms associated with aggregations is used to ensure consistent search results. We continue to supplement and update the database.

A LOGIN is not required to search the database for basic fish aggregation information records globally (detailed aggregation site locations are not publicly available, permission from SCRFA is required).

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Other databases:

In East Africa work on spawning aggregations is ongoing in several countries. See work by CORDIO

For aggregating fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, U. S. A., see the NOAA RESTORE programme. This data portal provides information on the biology, fisheries, monitoring and management of spawning aggregations for important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico.

Nassau grouper spawning aggregations have long been monitored in Belize. See Spawning Aggregation Working Group

In the Cayman Islands there is a long-term and ongoing initiative to monitor and manage the Nassau grouper. See Grouper Moon Project

Percent of known exploited reef fsh spawning aggregatons determined to be declining, disappeared, stable or increasing globally; the current status of many is unknown

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