Scott Dowd nominated for prestigious prize

Boston, Mass., September 19, 2017 – Scott Dowd of Project Piaba, a non-profit organization which studies and fosters beneficial socioeconomic and environmental Amazonian aquarium fish trade, has been nominated for the 2018 Indianapolis Prize for his work with Amazon fisheries. Dowd joins 31 other global leaders nominated for the prize.

Regarded as the world’s leading animal conservation award, the Indianapolis Prize is a biennial recognition of the accomplishments of those working in to help save and sustain wildlife populations and ecosystems. Nominees come from around the globe and work with a wide variety of iconic and endangered animal populations. The winner of the Indianapolis Prize will receive $250,000 cash prize, with five finalists earning $10,000 each.

Progect Piaba is a member of OFI. Scott has published widely, includi9ng the OFI Journal) on Project Piaba's work in using sustainable fisheries as a method for conserving the Amazon Rainforest.

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