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

July 22, 2022

A.I. Powered by Flying Sharks

As many of you know, we don’t just ship live animals to public aquaria focusing on conservation and education. We often get requests from research facilities, […]
July 19, 2022

Research Fund 22/07 :: Marta Monteiro

Congratulations Marta Monteiro, who’s doing her PhD at the University of Aveiro, studying how heatwaves affect marine species, particularly crustaceans. Given the temperatures we’re all experiencing […]
July 13, 2022

Lidé žralokům nechutnají

“What??” did you ask?… That Czech title means “Sharks don’t like human meat” and heads an interview our founder gave to Tydenik Forum, a Czech magazine […]
July 9, 2022

Research Fund 22/06 :: Lénia Rato

If you follow our news, then the name “Lénia Rato” will sound familiar… That is because this young lady scientist has been a multiple recipient of […]
July 7, 2022

UN Ocean Conference 2022

They say “a picture is worth more than 1000 words”, so check out this post from our Founder and General-manager, who actively participated in the UN […]
July 7, 2022

Shark Course at the Israel Aquarium

For many years we did our “Shark Course” in Peniche, but the pandemic got in the way of our latest edition, so… …”If the Mountain won’t […]
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