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The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is a global, full-service, contract and internal R&D organization that is focused on the application of technologies to improve productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in the aquaculture industry. CAT is home to a unique combination of world-class scientists bringing together complementary expertise in fish health, nutrition, and genetics working in state-of-the-art facilities to deliver innovative, tailor-made solutions for organizations in the sector.

  • 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.
  • Our in-house quality system and world-class certification allows us to conduct in vivo and in vitro studies with imported as well as domestic aquatic animal pathogens.
  • CAT brings decades of expertise working with aquatic animals. We provide you with continuous guidance and support throughout the project.

Contact our team to learn how we can help to bring your project to success.

  • 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.
  • CAT is committed to providing a high-quality product and customer support; consulting is one of our adjacent servies.
  • We offer client-focused solutions and specialize in developing custom tools to deliver results you can use.

Our Team

Dr. John Buchanan
President and CEO
Chris Perry
Chief Operating Officer
Jason Stannard
Vice President of Genotyping & Diagnostics
Dr. Debbie Plouffe
Vice President of Business Development
François Brenta
Vice President of Health & Nutrition
Dr. Alan Tinch
Vice President of Genetics
Dr. Klara Verbyla
Director of Genomics & Breeding, Associate Vice President of Genetics
Dr. Xavier Lauth
Director of innovation
Dr. André Dumas
Director of Fish Nutrition
Dr. Mark Braceland
Director of Fish Health
Meaghan McCormack
Director of Finance
Shaun MacLeod
Director of Research Facilities