Conservation and Management of Ornamental Fish Resources of the Rio Negro Basin, Amazonia, Brazil. (Project Piaba)

A new Piaba science book consisting of 250 pages will be available on June, 2001 by University of Amazonas press. Supplies are limited so put in your order now by contacting Projeto Piaba at email address:

or write to:

Bio-Amazonia Conservation International
1295 William St.
Baltimore, 21230-1800 USA

This new book can be purchased from University Press, however, it is not tax deductible. Or you can order directly from Projeto Piaba: (The pre-order suggested donation (tax exempt) cost is a $40, including surface mail shipping to support Project Ornamental Fishes).


The book is titled:

Conservation and Management of Ornamental Fish Resources of the Rio Negro Basin, Amazonia, Brazil. (Project Piaba)


Proceedings of the International Workshop on "Amazon River Biodiversity"

March 22-26, 1999, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.


Labbish Chao

Paulo Petry

Leonard Sonneschien

Michael Tlusty

This publication is funded by Bio-Amazonia Conservation International, USA Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations ACEPOAM- Association of Ornamental Fish Exporters of Amazonas, Brazil




1. Project Piaba - Maintenance and sustainable development of ornamental fisheries in the Rio Negro basin, Amazonas, Brazil. Projeto Piaba - A manutenšŃ e o desenvolvimento sustentßvel da pescaria de peixes ornamentais na bacia do rio Negro, Amazonas, Brasil. (in Portugueses). Ning Labbish Chao and Paulo Petry, Bio-Amazonia Conservation International, USA.

2. Ornamental Fish Industry and Subsistence of Fisher-folk.

3. Discovery of the Cardinal Tetra and Beyond. H. R. Axelrod, Animalia Ltd., USA

4. Life and Culture on the Rio Negro, Brazil. Rui Machado, Amazonian Artist, writer and composer, Brazil.

5. An Aquarists Experience Leading Amazon River Expeditions. Scott Dowd, New England Aquarium, USA

6. Ornamental Fish and the Relations of Production in the Extractive Economy of the Rio Negro, Brazil: Implications for Sustainable Resource Use. Gregory Prang, Wayne State University, USA. (Formerly at UA)

7. The Trade of Ornamental Fish From the Philippines. Jaime Baquero, Ocean Voice International, Canada.

8. Climate warming and the ornamental industry. Don E. McAllister, Ocean Vocie International, Canada. Thomas G. Goreau, Global Coral Reef Alliance, USA.

9. The Pet Industry View. Marshall Meyers, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, USA.

10. International Aquatic Industry Perspectives On Ornamental Fish Conservation. John Dawes, Ornamental Fish International, Spain.


Aquatic Ecosystem and Diversity

11. The Structure and Function of The Negro River Ecosystem: Insights From The Ja˙a Project. Bruce R. Forsberg, Jose Gerley Diaz Castro, Eduardo Cargnin-Ferreira, Instituto National de Pesquisas da Amaz˘nia, Brazil and Ake Rosenqvist, Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy.

12. Maintenance of biodivesity in the benthic fauna of an Amazonian Forest Stream. Ilse Walker, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amaz˘nia, Brazil.

13. Fisheries, Diversity and Conservation of Ornamental Fishes of the Rio Negro Basin, Brazil. Ning Labbish Chao, Universidade do Amazonas, Brazil and Bio-Amazonia Conservation International, USA.

14. Preliminary report on the genetic population structure and phylogeography of cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) in the Rio Negro Basin. Philip Harris, The University of Alabama and Paulo Petry, Bio-Amazonia Conservation International, USA (formerly at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amaz˘nia, Brazil).

15. Using Molecular Biology Techniques To Characterize The Diversity of Amazonian Ornamental Fishes. Jorge I. R. Porto; JosÚ A. Gomes, Izeni P. Farias * and Eliana Feldberg Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amaz˘nia, *Universidade do Amazonas, Brazil.

16. Turtles of the Rio Negro. Richard C. Vogt, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amaz˘nia, Brazil (formerly at Universidade Nacional Autonomo del Mexico).

Fish health

18. Veterinary medicine and Amazon fishes. Gregory A. Lewbart, MS, VMD, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA.

19. Water quality monitoring during the commercialization of Amazonian ornamental fish. Andrea V. Waichman, Jaydione L. Marcon & Mßrcio Pinheiro, Universidade do Amazonas, Brazil.




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