Quality Assurance

Cairns Marine customers can purchase marinelife with confidence knowing that our hand caught specimens are free from the debilitating effects of sodium cyanide collecting techniques. Likewise, curators of public aquaria making important purchases on tight budgets can be assured of the clear chain of custody and guaranteed sustainability of Cairns Marine specimens. Our customers also benefit from an after sales help desk that draws on more than five decades of animal handling and freighting experience. Large or small, Cairns Marine takes the worry out of purchasing marine specimens for display.

The Sustainable Choice
Regulatory & Management Framework

Guided by a regulatory and management framework, Cairns Marine implements best practice across all aspects of collecting, handling and shipping.

Hand caught, chemical free collection methods are combined with state-of-the-art storage and transport systems.


High quality, individually containerised on-board specimen storage and husbandry from the moment of collection.


All marinelife registered with our central inventory control system.

Inventory Management

Real time inventory information distributed between land and offshore facilities. Updated stocklists and new orders received and acted on.

Quality inspection

All marinelife inspected and assessed by professionally trained aquarists.

3 Generations of Experience

Three generations of experience in marine animal husbandry ensures well-fed, healthy specimens.

Customised Packing

Customised packing for individual specimen requirements ensures optimal condition on arrival worldwide.

Freight Benefits

Decades of experience ensure Cairns Marine customers benefit from lowest cost, priority freighting by routes best suited to transporting marinelife.

Customer service

Drawing on our networks and experience gathered over decades of customer service the Cairns Marine help desk provides our public aquarium, international wholesale and domestic retail customers with unrivalled support.