Pilot Fishes

Pilot Fishes


Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) are fish that live in many places of the world. They live in warm water. They eat parasites on larger fishPilot fish usually gather around sharks (also rays and sea turtles). They eat parasites on their host, and small pieces of food that their host does not eat (leftovers).





Shark Guardian focuses on shark and marine conservation, promoting elasmobranch protection and appreciation through educational programs, research projects and exciting diving expeditions. We organise conservation activities, public events, dive centre engagement and expeditions worldwide.

Sharkproject is an international initiative for the conservation of sharks and the marine ecosystems. We provide education for children and adults, support research on shark conservation activities, and engage in national and international initiatives to reduce the loss of biodiversity in our Ocean.

Pilot Fish Partners

Aktionsgemeinschaft Artenschutz (AGA) e.V. (Germany)

Conservation of endangered animals and plant species and their habitats. AGA operates internationally to protect and preserve nature, to raise environmental awareness and to prevent destruction of the livelihood of humans, animals, and plants.
The Augusto Carneiro Institute (Brazil)
Honors the memory of one of the most important pioneers in Brazilian environmental activism and dedicated to several causes from urban wildlife to international biodiversity conservation. Directly campaigns for more Marine Protected Areas in Brazil and elsewhere and continues to oppose industrial fishing in all its deleterious dimensions.
BlueShark Conservation (Belgium)

Non-profit focusing on shark conservation and ocean safeguarding. Initiate grassroots projects and cooperate with other NGO’s for marine conservation campaigns. Also raises awareness by donating photographic materials, publishing articles and hosting shark conservation talks and lessons.

The Brazilian Humpback Whale Institute (Brazil) 

Instituto Baleia Jubarte promotes research and conservation of cetaceans and their environment, plus supporting better public policies for marine biodiversity protections. Has three bases in the Brazilian Northeast and Southeast and promotes public awareness and education in Brazilian coastal communities.
Divers for Sharks (Brazil) A global campaign to mobilize the dive industry, recreational and professional divers to support shark conservation. 150,000 followers in 85 countries, it promotes public education, supports local campaigns to strengthen shark protection, and participates in meetings.
The Global Shark Conservation Initiative (Belgium)

Mission to initiate and coordinate shark conservation measures worldwide. Encourage cooperation between shark protection group members to mobilise a greater number of campaign voices to protect sharks, promote awareness and support world leaders, lawmakers and legislators working to protect populations of all shark species globally.

Gesellschaft zur Rettung der Delphine (GRD) e.V (Germany)

NGO focusing on the conservation of dolphins but also focusing on shark welfare.

Mission Blue (USA)

Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean. Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots.
Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) (USA)

Exposes complex, global environmental issues, inspires movements, and promotes advocacy using film, social media, and collaboration.

Shark Allies (USA)

Dedicated to the protection and conservation of sharks and rays. Focus on taking action, raising awareness and guiding initiatives to reduce destructive overfishing of sharks on a global scale.

Sharks Educational Institute (SEI) (Spain)

Shark diving education: When we share what we have learned, the notion of knowledge takes on real meaning. Our vision is to enhance the public general knowledge on the importance of the marine life balance, based on sharks’ conservation

WildAid (US)     

When the buying stops, the killing can too. Aims to reduce global consumption of wildlife products and increase local support for conservation efforts. Work with governments and partners to protect fragile marine reserves from illegal fishing and shark finning, to enhance public and political will for anti-poaching efforts, and to reduce climate change impacts.



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