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

March 9, 2023

Captive bred Hippocampus guttulatus to the land of the Minotaur!

All of our orders have a special place in our hearts, but there’s something unique about shipping animals to CretAquarium, which is located in Crete, home […]
March 8, 2023

Research Fund 23/03 :: Shamil Debaere

Congratulations Shamil Debaere, who is a two time recipient of our Research Fund! You may remember Shamil from 2021, when he received 550 euros from us, […]
February 28, 2023

Azorean Grapsus adscensionis to Houston

Check out these gorgeous Grapsus adscensionis we collected in beautiful Faial and just shipped to Houston Zoo. This was no easy feat, because these guys don’t […]
February 24, 2023

Norwegian Acesta excavata doing the Waltz

Despite our best efforts and minutious planning, some shipments have an annoying ability to foil every plan… This is what happened with our Cyclopterus lumpus, which […]
February 15, 2023

Cyclopterus lumpus from Iceland

Shipping live fish across the globe is not always easy. These captive-bred Cyclopterus lumpus were supposed to fly from Reykjavík to Osaka in 48 hours, but… […]
February 12, 2023

Research Fund 22/03 :: Pedro Pinto

Congratulations to Pedro Pinto, a Marine Biology student from E.S.T.M. who requested some funds from us, so that he could travel to the Azores and do […]
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