SCRFA is an international non-government organisation, promoting responsible stewardship of fish aggregations globally
Many fishes form aggregations for reproduction or feeding
For most fish species, 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.
SCRFA has several partners and patrons who support our work on fish aggregations. These are our main partners:
Ashley Ruffo, Masters student at University of US Virgin Islands was awarded with
the first Student Travel Award from SCRFA. Congratulations Ashley!
Martin Russell, SCRFA Chair, awarded Ashley with $800 to help with travel costs to attend the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas 4-8 November 2013. GCFI is the largest gathering of fisheries and marine science and management practitioners in the region.
Ashley gave an excellent presentation to the Fish Spawning Aggregation symposium.
SCRFA will be offering another Student Travel Award for a Caribbean based student to attend and present at next years GCFI meeting in Barbados.