Aqquua Consulting has just been formed and is building an incredible roster of recognized consultants at every stage of the production cycle, from genetics and nutrition, all the way through market and marketing to the end consumer.
We believe our approach to aquaculture is bigger than our own farming operations. By serving the need for qualified and visionary consultants in this important field, we allow for the opportunity to partner with our clients at the highest levels and extend to them not only our expertise in aquaculture techniques and implementation, but also our vast networks and deep experience within the seafood industry in the hopes of achieving a shared success.
Daniel Benetti, PhD.
Dr. Daniel Benetti and his significant contributions to the field of Aquaculture research are recognized worldwide. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he carries out scientific and R&D projects on technology development and environmental issues related to aquaculture. He has extensive experience with the industry and government sectors, having worked with a number of private companies and institutions to develop and implement aquaculture technologies and operations in several countries in the 5 continents. Dr. Benetti specializes in hatchery and open ocean grow-out technologies of marine fin-fish species, including, cobia, Seriola, snapper, tuna, mahimahi, and flounder.
Dr. Jorge Arturo Suarez
Dr. Jorge Arturo Suárez is a Assistant Scientist at the Aquaculture Program at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine Atmospheric Science. He is the manager of the Aquaculture Nutrition Unit and advices graduate students and technicians conducting research in the field of aquatic nutrition. He is the Co-PI of current grants and contracts aimed at formulating and developing practical diets for high-value marine fish by reducing fish meal and fish oil utilization. Dr. Suárez has over 15 years of experience in applied research of shrimp and fish, including genetics, physiology and nutrition. He has published several articles on the replacement of fish meal with alternative protein sources and energy budget for Penaeid shrimp and is now focused on marine fish research.
Aaron W. Welch, J.D., PhD.
Dr. Welch received his J.D from the Emory University School of Law and his Ph.D. from the University of Miami. Dr. Welch is the founder of Two Docks Shellfish, LLC, an integrated aquaculture company producing hard clams, sunray venus clams, and oysters in Southwest Florida. In addition to his work in the shellfish industry, Dr. Welch has significant experience advising aquaculture companies on local and national regulatory requirements, managing third party certification schemes such as Global GAP and the Global Aquaculture Alliance BAP, and implementing environmental monitoring programs for aquaculture facilities. Prior to beginning his professional career in the aquaculture industry, Dr. Welch served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer for 6 years.
Comprehensive Global Business Support
Aqquua Consulting is a one-stop-shop for aquaculture development.
Our team consists of experts in the most advanced technologies of marine fin fish available in the world for a variety of species, from flounder to tuna. We also specialize in technology transfer, beyond providing protocols and telling clients what and how to get things done: we send our own staff to the site, to do the work themselves while educating our clients' staff. Our network of consultant associates canvases the entire globe.