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2019, Project Piaba Annual Report and Mid-Year 2020 Update (September 2020) Click Here
2018, Project Piaba Annual Report (September 2019) Click Here
2019, Hélio Beltrão, Jansen Zuanon, Efrem Ferreira Checklist of the ichthyofauna of the Rio Negro basin in the Brazilian Amazon
2019, Phang, Cooperman, Lynch, Steel, Elliott, Murchie, Cooke, Dowd, Cowx, Fishing for Conservation (April 2019)
2018, Brian McFarland CarbonCo.org (May, 2018) CarbonCo.org Rapid Assessment
2016, Dexter and Chave, Evolutionary patterns of range size, abundance and species richness in Amazonian angiosperm trees. PeerJ 4:e2402; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2402 (September, 2016) Peer J 2016
2015, Alho, C., Reis, R., Aquino, P., Amazonian freshwater habitats experiencing environmental and socioeconomic threats affecting subsistence fisheries, Ambio 2015, 44: 412–425 (January 9, 2015) Ambio, January 2015
2015, Zehev BS, Vera A, Asher B, Raimundo R ., Ornamental Fisheryin Rio Negro (Amazon region), Brazil: Combining Social, Economic and Fishery Analyses. Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal 6: 143. Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal 2015
2015, New Knowledge Research Report, Inspiring Conservation Minded Fish Hobbyists through Zoo and Aquarium Exhibits (November 2015) New Knowledge Report 2015
2014, Brazil’s submission of a forest reference 1 emission level for deforestation in the Amazonia biome for results-based payments for REDD+ under the UNFCCC. Brazil 2014 FREL Submission
2013, Reis, R., Conserving Freshwater Fishes of South America. International Zoo Yearbook (2013) 47: 65-70 The Zoological Society of London Zoo Yearbook 2013
2013, Tlusty, M.F., Rhyne, A.L., Kaufman, L., Hutchins, M., Reid, G.M., Andrews, C., Boyle, P., Hemdal, J., MGilvray, F. and Dowd, S., Opportunities for Public Aquariums to Increase the Sustainability of the Aquatic Animal Trade. Zoo Biology, 32: 1-12 (January-February, 2013) Zoo Biology, January-February 2013
2009, Gomes, L., C., et al, Benefits of using the probiotic EfinolsL during transportation of cardinal tetra, Paracheirodon
axelrodi (Schultz), in the Amazon. Aquaculture Research, 2009, 40, 157-165. Aquaculture Research, 2009
2003, Dowd, S., Observations on the Cardinal Tetra(Paracheirodon axelrodi) Ornamental Fishery with an Emphasis on Assessments of Stress, Stirling University Thesis, (May 2003) Scott Dowd Thesis 2003
2002, Tlusty, M.F., The benefits and risk of aquaculture production for the aquarium trade. Aquaculture 205: 203-219 (May, 2002) Aquaculture, May 2002
2001, Chao, N.L., Petry, P., Prang, G., Sonneschein, L. and Tlusty, M.F., Conservation and management of ornamental fish resources of the Rio Negro Basin, Amazonia, Brazil – Project Piaba. Editoria da Universidade do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil. 303 pages. Editora da Universidade do Amazonas, 2001
2001, Chao, N. L.,Petry, P., Prang, G., Sonneschein, L., Tlusty, M.F., The Fishery, Diversity, and Conservation of Ornamental Fishes in the Rio Negro Basin, Brazil – A Review of Project Piaba (1989 – 99). In Conservation and Management of Ornamental Fish Resources of the Rio Negro Basin, Amazonia, Brazil: Project Piaba. Ning L Chao, et al, eds. Pp. 161-204. Manaus, Amazonas: Editora Universidade do Amazonas. Editora da Universidade do Amazonas, 2001 – pages 161-204
2001, Dowd, S., An Aquarist’s Experience Leading Amazon River Expeditions and Hobbyist Involvement in Conservation and Management of Ornamental Fish Resources of the Rio Negro Basin, Amazonia, Brazil: Project Piaba. Ning L Chao, et al, eds. Pp. 37-42. Manaus, Amazonas: Editora Universidade do Amazonas. Editora da Universidade do Amazonas, 2001 – pages 37-42
2001 Waichman, A.V., et al, Water Quality Monitoring During the Transport of Amazonian Ornamental Fish In Conservation and Management of Ornamental Fish Resources of the Rio Negro Basin, Amazonia, Brazil: Project Piaba. Ning L Chao, et al, eds. Pp. 279-299. Manaus, Amazonas: Editora Universidade do Amazonas. Editora da Universidade do Amazonas, 2001 – pages 279-299
2000, Watson, I., The Role of the Ornamental Fish Industry in Poverty Alleviation, Project No. V0120 NRI Report 2504 Natural Resources Institute, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK (April, 2000) Natural Resources Institute, April 2000
2000, Dowd, S., Tlusty, M., Conservation Spotlight. Working toward a sustainable natural resource. AZA Endangered Species Update, 17: 88-90 (April, 2000) Endangered Species Update, April 2000
1997, Chao, N. L., Prang G., Project Piaba – towards a sustainable ornamental fishery in the Amazon. Aquarium Sciences and Conservation, 1, 105-111pp.:: Kullander, S. & S. Prada-Pedreros. 1993. Nannacara adoketa, a new species of cichlid fish from the Rio Negro in Brazil. Ichtyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 4 (4):357-366.
1995, Chao, N. L. e S. Prada-Pedreros. Diversity and conservation of ornamental fishes and fishery of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil. In Voigtlander C. W. (ed.) Theme 3. Protection of aquatic biodiversity. Proceedings of World Fisheries Congress, May 3-8, 1992, Athens, Greece. Oxford & IBH Publ. New Delhi Pub., pp 241-260. World Fisheries Conference, 1992
1994, Chao, N. L. e S. Prada-Pedreros. O cardinal tetra, Paracheirodon axelrodi, e diversidade dos peixes ornamentais do Rio Negro, Amazonas. p.35-51. Anais do VII Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia de Pesca, Santos-SP, 22 a 26 de julho de 1991. Associaç o dos Engenheiros de pesca de Pernambuco, Recife, 1994.
1992, Chao, N. L., Diversity and conservation of ornamental fishes – the gems from flooded forests in Amazonia. Canadian Biodiversity, 2 (2):2-7. (Summer, 1992)
1992, Voigtlander (ed.) Theme 3. Protection of aquatic biodiversity. Proceedings of World Fisheries Congress, May 3-8, 1992, Athens, Greece. Oxford & IBH Publ. New Delhi.
BROAD AUDIENCE Publications
2018, Project Piaba Annual Report for 2017 2017 Annual Report
2017, Montgomery, S., Amazon Adventures, How Tiny Fish are Saving the World’s Largest Rainforest. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2017) Sy Montgomery
2016, Tuccinardi, M., The Tiny Amazon City that Supplies Aquarium Fish to the World. Atlas Obscura (August 30, 2016) Atlas Obscura
2015, Montgomery, S., New England Aquarium employee’s lifelong obsession with fish. Boston Globe, (April 13, 2015) Boston Globe, April 13, 2015
2013, Montgomery, S., Buy a Fish, Save a Tree. A counterintuitive fishery in Brazil’s Amazon yields 40 million tropical fish a year while protecting the rainforest. Discover Magazine, (April, 2013) Discover Magazine 2013
TRADE AND INSTITUTIONS Publications
2018, OFI Journal, February 2018 Case Studies of Beneficial Aquarium Fisheries
2017, OATA’s President, Dominic Whitmee on the Expedition to the Rio Negro Fishery From River to Aquarium 2017
2016, Conservation Spotlight Project Piaba, AZA Connect Magazine, November, 2016 AZA Connect November 2016
2016, OATA Report Wild Caught Fish, the trade, the benefits, the facts. OATA (June 2016) OATA Report June 2016
2015, New Knowledge Report, Inspiring Conservation Minded Fish Hobbyists through Zoo and Aquarium Exhibits (November 2015) New Knowledge Report 2015
2015 Dowd, S., New Direction in Brazil Aquarium Fish Production. Ornamental Fish International Journal, 79: 9-11 (October 2015) OFI Journal, October 2015
2015, Dawes, J., International Waters. Pet Product News (September, 2015) Pet Product News September 2015
2015, Tuccinardi, M., New Bedfellows in World of Freshwater Aquarium Trade. Amazonas Magazine (July 2015) Amazonas Magazine, July 2015
2015, Bassleer, G., Presidents Report. Ornamental Fish International Journal 78: 2-4 (May, 2015) OFI Journal, May 2015
2015, Tuccinardi, M., Cardinal Sins. Amazonas Magazine (April 2015) Amazonas Magazine April 2015
2015, Tuccinardi, M., Segrest Farms Unveils Massive Dedicated Soft Water System. Amazonas Magazine Blog (March 17,2015) Amazonas Magazine, March 2015
2015, Hill, N., Now is the time to be ethical. Practical Fishkeeping, (March 13, 2015) Practical Fishkeeping, March 2015
2015, Tuccinardi, M., Touring the Export Facilities of Manaus, Tropical Fish Hobbyist (March 2015)
2015, Dawes, J., 2015. Historic Rio Negro Geographical Indication Status for Piabas. Ornamental Fish International Journal 77: 19-20 (February, 2015) OFI Journal, February 2015
2014, Tuccinardi, M., A Tropical Fish Export Bottleneck: Barcelos. Trpical Fish Hobbyist (November 2014)
2014, Tuccinardi, M., Fishing with the Piabeiros of Brazil’s Rio Negro. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 74-80 (July, 2014) Tropical Fish Hobbbyist, July 2014
2014, Tlusty, M.F., Rhyne, A.L., Dowd, S., Kaufman, L., Controlling Destiny of the Trade: Proactive steps now can address the major impediments to developing a more sustainable ornamental fish industry. Ornamental Fish International Journal 75: 23-26 (May, 2014)
OFI Journal, May 2014
2013, Firchau, B., Dowd, S. and Tlusty, M.F., Beyond Sustainability. How to Create Protected Areas and Provide for Exhibits in the Future by Promoting a Socially and Environmentally Beneficial Aquarium Fish Trade. Connect Magazine Association of Zoos and Aquariums 16-18 (August, 2013)
AZA Connect Magazine, August 2013
2008, Tlusty, M.F., Dowd, S., Raghavan, P.R., Saving forests through the fisheries – ornamental fisheries as a means to avoid deforestation. Ornamental Fish International Journal 56: 21-25 (February, 2008) OFI Journal, February 2008
2008, Norris, S., Chao, N. L., Buy a Fish, Save a Tree. Conservation Magazine (July, 2008) Conservation Magazine July 2008
2004, Tlusty, M.F., Ornamental Aquaculture: Small scale of production does not necessarily mean small scale of impact. Ornamental Fish International Journal 46: 6-9 (October, 2004)
OFI Journal, October 2004
1996, Chao, N. L., Saving the rain forest’s endangered ornamentals. Today’s Aquarist. 6(6):4-8.:: Chao, N. L. 1996. Project Piaba – Update. Aquatic Survival, 5(1):15-16.
1996, Prang, G., Pursuing the sustainable development of wild caught ornamental fishes in the middle Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil. Aquatic Survival, 5 (1): 1, 6-8.
1996, Prang, G., The collection and distribution of wild-caught ornamental fishes of the middle Rio Negro, amazonas, Brazil. OFI Journal, No.16, p.4-5.
1995-1996 Chao, N. L, (in 3 parts). Ornamental fish resources of Amazonia and aquatic conservation. OFI Journal, Part 1. Species diversity, No. 12, p.10-12 (August, 1995); Part 2. Protection and aquatic conservation, No. 13, p. 4-5 (November, 1995); Part 3. List of Species that can be captured, commercialized and exported legally from Brazil, No. 14, p.12-13 (February, 1996)
1995, Chao, N. L. Ornamental fish resources of Amazonia and aquatic conservation. Conference Proceedings of AQUARAMA ’95, Singapore, 25-28 May, 1995, p. 31-40.
1994, Chao, N. L., Project Piaba. Aquatic survival, 3(1), p. 12.
1993, Chao, N. L., Conservation of Rio Negro ornamental fishes. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 41 (5):99-114. (January, 1993)
1992, Chao, N. L. Exploring the Rio Demini in the dry season. Tropical Fish hobbyist, 41(3):131-146. (#441, November, 1992)
1992.Chao, N. L. Into the Flooded Forest. Tropical Fish Hobbyist, 41(2):94-110. (#440, October, 1992)
1992, Chao, N. L., Ornamental fishes and fisheries of the Rio Negro. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 40(12):84-102. (August, 1992)