Project Piaba International is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization based in the United States near the city of Boston, Massachusetts. We operate in conjunction with Project Piaba Brazil, a legally-recognized NGO in Brazil.

The Project is volunteer staffed and led by Executive Director Scott Dowd, a biologist at New England Aquarium along with an advisory board made up of stakeholders from conservation organizations, research institutions, and members of the home aquarium fish trade. Our team in Brazil also consists of stakeholders and community members with extensive background in Barcelos and the middle Rio Negro region.

To learn more about our work, go to ‘What We Do’

Project Piaba does NOT import, export, or sell fish nor are we involved directly in the aquarium trade in any capacity. While our work is focused on this trade and we have forged close relationships with people involved in every aspect of the Rio Negro aquarium fishery, we do not profit or see any direct gains from this industry.

If you’re interested in learning more about where to find wild Rio Negro fish, see our store locator or visit our ‘Supporters’ page.