Each SG is made up of experts who voluntarily work together to assess threats and levels of exploitation for species covered by their group. Taken together, these threats are then evaluated based on a well-established set of criteria to create ICUN species assessments. Assessments appear in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species which is updated annually. The SGs also develop Action Plans and initiate activities to increase awareness of and reduce risks to threatened species.

Here, you will find information on the work of the Grouper and Wrasse SG and the species assessment process, as well as general background material on groupers and wrasses and links to other sites that might be of interest.