Adopt A Shark – help us get to an epic 400 baby sharks!

Thank you for your inquiry about Adopting a Shark

The sharks available for adoption have all been recovered as fertilised eggs from their mothers landed by fishermen at the main Maltese wholesale fish market. In the past these eggs were simply thrown into the waste bins, but now they have a chance to survive. 

With your support, and the help of Malta National Aquarium, we keep the egg cases in a safe environment until the babies hatch, and look after them until they are big enough to be released back where they belong.

Our founder Greg explains it in a little more detail in this short 2 minute video clip.

So What Happens When You “Adopt a Shark”?

The egg-laying (oviparous) species which can be adopted is the Smallerspotted Catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula).

Upon receiving your completed adoption form and payment of €25, we will send you the adoption pack, which includes details of the recovery and release program and interesting information about this species of shark.

After approximately 6 months you will receive a shark picture and your very own shark eggcase,  just like the one your shark will have hatched from!

And finally we will keep in touch to let you know the date, time and location of our next shark release, so you have the option of coming along to watch the sharks being set free.

We are experiencing some technical issues with our Paypal account and are sorry that we cannot currently take Paypal payments online.

We can however still offer adoptions using bank transfer. Please contact our coordinator below for more details.




First please enter details of the person PAYING for the adoption

Now please enter details of the Adopter


Adopt a Shark


Please click on the link below and make the €25 adoption donation.

The “Adopt a Shark” campaign is part of the “Oviparous species Recovery and Release Program”, which is coordinated by Sharklab-Malta and supported by the Malta National Aquarium. This campaign is focused on education and will also help to raise funds for the running of this campaign and to enable Sharklab-Malta to undertake further research.


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