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Inovative, Tailor-Made Solutions for Organizations in the Industry

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is an R&D and contract service organization focused on improving the productivity, efficiency and sustainability in aquaculture and related industries through expertise in genetics, health, and nutrition. A joint US-Canada operation with facilities located in San Diego, California and in Victoria and Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada, our aquaculture expertise and experience combined with a solid background in cellular and molecular technologies and tank-based testing gives CAT a unique advantage in delivering research-based solutions.

Our Team

John Buchanan
Dr. John Buchanan
President and CEO Genetics

Genetics Team

Chris Perry
Chris Perry
Chief Operating Officer
Roly Morris
CEO Health & Nutrition
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Dr. Debbie Plouffe
Vice President of Business Development
Jason Stannard
Jason Stannard
Vice President of Genotyping & Diagnostics
Alan Tinch
Dr. Alan Tinch
Vice President of Genetics
Dr. Klara Verbyla
Director of Genomics & Breeding, Associate Vice President of Genetics
Xavier Lauth
Dr. Xavier Lauth
Director of innovation
Matt Stone
Director of Research Facility

Health & Nutrition Team

Francois Brenta
François Brenta
Vice President of Health & Nutrition
Mark Braceland
Dr. Mark Braceland
Director of Fish Health
Ivan Tankovski
Ivan Tankovski
Director of Nutrition
Shaun MacLeod
Shaun MacLeod
Director of Research Facilities
Meaghan McCormack
Director of Finance
Catherine Albert
Catherine Albert
Director of Quality

Why work with us:

We offer fully integrated services in Health, Nutrition and Genetics to add value to your projects and optimize timelines by eliminating your need to work with multiple companies or laboratories.

CAT brings decades of expertise working with aquatic animals. We provide you with continuous guidance and support throughout the project.

Our in-house quality system and world-class certification allow us to conduct in vivo and in vitro studies with imported as well as domestic aquatic animal pathogens.

Our state­-of-­the-­art facilities are equipped to support a diverse range of projects from discovery through final product development and testing.

We help measure Return on Investment and customize services to maximize project value.

We offer client-focused solutions and specialize in developing custom tools to deliver results you can use.

CAT is committed to providing a high-quality product and customer support - consulting is one of our adjacent services. Contact us for a free initial consultation today!