News


05/26/2017

Center for Aquaculture Technologies to host 36th Fish Feed & Nutrition Workshop

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies has announced that they will be hosting the 36th Fish Feed and Nutrition Workshop held from September 11-14, 2017 at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort in Prince Edward Island.

This workshop is an industry-focused event that takes place every other year in various locations across North America. The workshop is designed to provide a forum for discussion with a focus on fish feed and nutrition activities in Canada, Mexico and the USA. The schedule includes presentations on basic and applied topics while leaving plenty of time for interactions and healthy debates (conflicting viewpoints are recognized as passionate engagement!). The workshop is designed to provide a casual atmosphere with only one room and one talk at a time.  The agenda covers current challenges that the industry is facing, reviews key research focus areas and offer creative solutions and opportunities to the challenges ahead.

For more information or to register click here!


05/19/2017

Center for Aquaculture Technologies to exhibit at Aquaculture Canada & Sea Farmers 2017 Conference

We are excited to announce we will be exhibiting at the Aquaculture Canada & Sea Farmers conference held from May 28-31, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at booth number 1. Our colleagues have been busy preparing for this conference. Director of Fish Health, Dr. Mark Braceland will be discussing development of a non-lethal diagnostic test for tissue pathology in Atlantic salmon infected with salmonid alphavirus (SAV3) and he will also present his teams latest work on disease challenge model development in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).  Associate Director of Genomics Dr. Tiago Hori will speak about identification of genetic markers associated with tolerance to soybean meal in Atlantic salmon and Dr. Melissa Allen will be presenting a poster describing the development and application of a genetic marker panel for analysis of parentage, diversity and relatedness in largemouth bass. We hope you get a chance to check out all of our speakers and be sure to stop by our booth to learn about how the Center for Aquaculture Technologies can support your research and development programs.


05/15/2017

Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada Receives CCAC Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice®

Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada Receives Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice® from the Canadian Council on Animal Care

Souris, PE, May 15, 2017: The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada has received a Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice® from the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) for its aquaculture research facility located in Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The globally recognized CCAC Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice® recognizes the Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada for the quality of their animal ethics and care in science program.  

About The Center for Aquaculture Technologies

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies is a full-service contract research and development organization focused on the application of biotechnologies to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability in aquaculture. Founded in 2012, the company has specific expertise in fish health, nutrition, genomics, and genetics.

About the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is the national peer-review organization responsible for setting, maintaining, and overseeing the implementation of high standards for animal ethics and care in science. Created in 1968, the CCAC is an independent, non-profit organization, acting in the interests of the Canadian people. More than 2,000 volunteer experts serve on more than 190 local animal care committees to help fulfill the CCAC’s mandate and deliver its programs in institutions across Canada. The CCAC is committed to continually advancing high standards of animal ethics and care that incorporate the principles of the Three Rs (replacement, reduction, and refinement). Since our inception, we have worked to ensure the ethical treatment of animals in science. Please visit our website at www.ccac.ca.


10/13/2016

Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada Receives AQC-3 Approval

Center for Aquaculture Technologies Receives Aquatic Containment Level 3 (AQC-3) in vivo from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Office of Biohazard Containment and Safety (OBCS)

Souris, PE, October 13, 2016: The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada recently received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Office of Biohazard Containment (OBCS) for its aquaculture research facility located in Souris, Prince Edward Island Canada to operate an AQC3-level biocontainment facility. This certification allows the Center for Aquaculture Technologies to expand its suite of services to include the conduct of in vivo and in vitro studies with imported aquatic animal pathogens.

About The Center for Aquaculture Technologies

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies is a full service contract research and development organization focused on the application of biotechnologies to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability in aquaculture.  Founded in 2012, the company has specific expertise in fish health, nutrition, genomics, and genetics.

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05/02/2016

Centre for Aquaculture Technologies has been awarded $87,300 from the Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) to identify genetic markers that can be used to develop soybean meal-tolerant Atlantic salmon broodstock.

Click the link below to check out the article by Laura Braden

Looking for the bean gene


10/16/2015

CAT is pleased to announce the engagement for consulting from Dr. Stephen G. Newman, the President of Aqua-In-Tech, Inc., as a consultant.

Follow Press Release Link for more information:

http://shrimpnews.com/FreeReportsFolder/NewsReportsFolder/USAcaCenterAquaTechHiresSteveNewman.html


12/03/2014

New Contract Research Organization in PEI

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada was recently featured on CBC News in PEI Canada on December 3, 2014, with an interview with Dr. Debbie Plouffe who leads the team in Souris, PEI.

Please click on the link below to watch the news update:

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/PEI/Compass/ID/2624616797/