Fish Aggregation Database

SCRFA’s Fish Aggregation Database contains over 1000 fish aggregation records around the world. It holds extensive information on spatial and temporal characteristics and the current status from published and unpublished literature, natural history accounts, and field research.

We have records for 44 fish families, mostly for Serranidae, Lutjanidae, Carangidae, Acanthuridae, Siganidae, Labridae, and Scaridae. A standard set of Database Parameters for terms used in describing aggregations is used to ensure consistent search results, and we continue to supplement the database with new records or updated information.

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

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Also, take a look at the Cooperative monitoring program for spawning aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico: an assessment of existing information, data gaps and research priorities. This data portal offers the best available data and information relevant to the biology, fisheries, monitoring and management of spawning aggregations for important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico and serves as the basis for a cooperative, Gulf-wide conservation and monitoring program. Fish spawning aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico

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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