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

September 8, 2022

Scomber scombrus in Olhão

Need some Scomber scombrus?? This is the time of the year to get them, so feel free to drop us a line and we’ll make that […]
September 8, 2022

Zeus faber at Acuario do Grove

Interested in some Zeus faber?? Our friend Andres Loza, from Acuario do Grove has more than 20 large animals that he’d love to send to new […]
September 8, 2022

Research Fund 22/09 :: João Neves

Congratulations to João Neves, who’s looking at the population structure of Scomber colias and needed to move some samples from the Azores to Universidade do Porto. […]
September 2, 2022

Research Fund 22/08 :: Akshay Tanna and Daniel Fernando

Remember our friend Daniel Fernando, who received funding from us back in 2018? Check out this amazing testimony he just sent us: In 2018, Flying Sharks […]
August 20, 2022

Research Fund 2022/06 :: Inês Morão

Some of you will probably recognize the name “Inês Morão” and rightfully so, because this former Marine Biology student of João’s, at ESTM, showed a keen […]
August 20, 2022

Our Awesome Mobile Station

There it is, at last, our 40 feet shipping container, freshly arrived at DKM, our partner for the Mobile Station mega project we received funding for […]
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