AquaSolver provides consulting services for projects ranging from full aquaculture facilities anywhere in the world, to local koi ponds and aquariums. AquaSolver is also the parent company of AquaFinn, which provides the MinnFinn and MedFinn line of aquatic animal health products.
Paul Curtis is the principle of AquaSolver and AquaFinn. Paul has worked in the aquaculture field for almost 20 years and has been involved in many facets of the industry. His education was at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada where he achieved a Bachelors degree in Marine Biology and Masters in Fish Reproductive Physiology/Aquaculture.
Paul's work experience includes duties assisting in the start up and maintenance of the Alma Aquaculture Research Station at the University of Guelph for one year. He also spent three years in the Fish Pathology Lab at Guelph working under Dr. Hugh Ferguson where he gained a great deal of experience in clinical and diagnostic techniques for fish health management.
Over the last 12 years, Paul has been instrumental in the development of larval rearing techniques for both hybrid striped bass and white seabass. While at Kent SeaTech, Paul developed these techniques for hybrids by coordinating research for an NSF grant awarded to Kent. During this grant, he also gained a great deal of experience in the evaluation of egg development and the induction of spawning using hormones. Another area where his skills were used was in fish health management where he initiated basic screening and diagnostics for the Kent production facility in Mecca, CA.
At the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute's Marine Fish Hatchery, Paul was the hatchery manager responsible for implementing and developing larval rearing techniques for white seabass. To achieve this goal, Paul drew from all aspects of his aquaculture career. From the design of recirculating and water sterilization systems, to fish health management and nutrition for larvae, juveniles and broodstock, Paul used creativity and problem solving to make predictable production of white seabass a reality.
Paul has also held a position as associate faculty at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, where he taught classes in aquaculture, water quality and toxicity, and aquatic animal health and disease management.
Much of Paul's success comes from blending his problem solving skills with his experience in the industry, his creative nature, his natural ability to teach, and his drive to bring a project through to completion.