Established in 2006 Flying Sharks has been flying live marine animals to public aquaria all over the World, from Japan to the USA, Turkey to Dubai, Singapore to Saudi Arabia, all European countries to Russia, and many other locations. We regularly supply ornamental fish and invertebrates in boxes, and frequently move large amounts of animals in large shipping containers by sea, road or air.
All animals are collected by our staff, often in cooperation with commercial fishermen, none of them using environmentally destructive techniques, such as trawling, drift gill-netting or chemicals of any sort. The vast majority of animals are hand collected individually, while some swim passively into traps or get caught by barbless, easily removable, hooks.
Flying Sharks is also proud to boast a predominantly scientific team and fervorously supports research conducted both inhouse or by our "Flying Sharks Research Fund" recipients. All our results (both the good and the not-so-good) are published in peer reviewed journals (check them out in the "Literature" section) and disseminated in scientific meetings all over the globe.
Feel free to get to know us better by touring our "Missions" on the menu on top and don't miss our "Research Fund" area also.
What are we doing
August 15, 2022
Congratulations Nora Salland, a PhD student at the Marine Biological Association of the UK in Plymouth, working on climate change impacts on kelps and the marine forests they underpin.
August 4, 2022
Congratulations Getnet Fekadu, a Veterinarian from Addis Ababa, who requested some funding to attend a course on fish medicine in Spain.
July 26, 2022
Another day, another grant!… Congratulations Pablo Morón, a Spanish Veterinarian (DVM) currently doing a PhD in “Advances in Elasmobranch Medicine” at L‘Oceanogràfic and the Complutense University […]
July 23, 2022
Congratulations to Sofia Pardal, a Master’s student at ISPA, who received some funding from us two years ago to attend the Iberian Congress of Ichthiology, and […]