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

June 18, 2022

Research Fund 22/06 :: Milene Guerreiro

Congratulations to Milene Guerreiro, who’s doing her Ph.D. on fish larvae communities along the Portuguese shoreline, hoping to better understand environmental factors that dictate their survivorship. […]
June 3, 2022

Research Fund 21/12 :: Michelle Carpenter

Remember Michelle Carpenter, who received 500 euros from us in December 2021?? Michelle just sent us an update on her South African mant ray project and […]
June 2, 2022

780.000 km

Seems like this was Photoshopped, but it wasn’t! Since February 2002 the Audi A4 Avant drove João’s dad around, until it became Flying Sharks’ official fish […]
May 25, 2022

Two new Mola mola at Nordsoen

Check out the recent introduction of two more Mola mola in Nordsoen, after a long wait dictated by Covid-19. In fact, when all public aquaria shutdown, […]
May 21, 2022

Research Fund 22/05 :: Bárbara Diogo

What a coincidence! There we were, preparing for our trip to Mazatlán and La Paz, in when Bárbara sent us an email saying she was in […]
May 21, 2022

We [heart] Mazatlán!

What began as a simple message through LinkedIn, quickly escalated into a full-scale proposal, where Flying Sharks was asked to bid on the collection of the […]
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