Project Piaba is a Non-Profit Organization doing business as Project Piaba with an entity name of Bio-Amazonia Conservation International, Inc.

Project Piaba was established to study and foster environmentally and socially beneficial home aquarium fish trade.  Project Piaba is a volunteer organization.

Little Fish, Big Impact

Read more about our mission, programs and objectives under the heading “WHAT WE DO”

For more nearly 25 years, Project Piaba volunteers have been researching and fostering a beneficial home aquarium fishery in the Rio Negro River Area of Brazil’s Amazon Forest. Very early on it was discovered that the home aquarium fishery was not only sustainable, but it was the principal driver for creating value for the environment and providing livelihoods to the community.

When fishers (piabeiros and piabeiras) are asked what they would do if they could not collect fish, the most common answers are: timber harvest, cattle ranching, gold mining, or urban migration.

Meet the team exploring more in the drop down menu under “WHO WE ARE”