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 7, 2023
This application for funding from Buddhi Maheshika, a young researcher from Sri Lanka, was incredibly special for multiple reasons. First and foremost, this young lady requested […]
June 5, 2023
Remember our friend Francisco Serra, who received some funding so he could travel to South Africa and study sharks to finish his Marine Biology degree? Click […]
June 4, 2023
When the students from Clube de Ambiente da ESTM (Environmental Club from ESTM) asked if we’d give them a hand subsidizing a field trip to the […]
May 18, 2023
Traditionally we like to fund students in need of assistance to travel to an internship, or present their research results at a conference. This time, however, […]