Aquaculture Technician (Part-time)

We are seeking an Aquatic Research Facility Technician to assist with various projects as needed. This is a part-time entry position with responsibility for fish and shrimp rearing, maintenance of recirculation water systems and general wet lab maintenance and upkeep.

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Dr. Alan Tinch joins CAT as a VP of Genetics

Alan Tinch joins CAT

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is delighted to welcome Dr. Alan Tinch as Vice President of Genetics where he will lead a world-class team of research scientists and breeding experts in the development and commercialization of genome editing and other next-generation breeding technologies for use in aquaculture. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh…

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Dr. Adriana Artiles: The genetic overview reveals how the captive population was, is and should be managed

GO Analysis in selective breeding

Selective Breeding is an activity that mankind has carried out instinctively since the first plant crops that sustained ancient civilizations. However, domestication of animals and adaptation to captivity has taken longer, except for the species that were employed for commercial uses such as horses, cattle, pigs, chickens, or our dear pets; dogs, and cats. Mating…

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Senior Scientist – Genome Editing

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is seeking a Senior Scientist to join our Genome Editing Team in San Diego, California.   The Genome Editing Team maintains expertise and drives innovation in genome editing and related technologies applied to aquatic species, with the objective of translating genome editing solutions in a practical manner to commercial…

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Breeding Coordinator

Reports To: The Breeding Coordinator will report to the Director of Breeding and Genomics in the Genetics Department at The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT). Job Overview:  As a breeding coordinator, you will be responsible for maintaining selective breeding programs for multiple clients in aquaculture.  You will serve as a point person for the client to help support directives…

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Research Scientist – Fish Nutrition

CAT is seeking a Research Scientist in Fish Nutrition in Souris, PE. This is a full-time, Permanent, position and will begin with the successful candidate report to the Director of Fish Nutrition. The successful candidate will be customer-focused and experienced in applied animal nutrition research. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, and experience in and…

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Dr. Klara Verbyla joins the Center for Aquaculture Technologies

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is delighted to welcome Dr. Klara Verbyla as a Director of Genomics and Breeding and Associate Vice President of Genetics. Dr. Verbyla will oversee the development of new methods in customizing breeding programs to promote growth and sustainability in the aquaculture industry. This will include facilitating the practical application…

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François Brenta appointed new VP of Health and Nutrition at CAT 

Francois Brenta joins CAT

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) welcomes François Brenta as Vice President of Health and Nutrition to accelerate the next stage of growth.   A seasoned aquaculture professional, François Brenta has nearly three decades of aquaculture industry experience in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, managing commercial aquaculture ventures with a focus on operational efficiency, production, biosecurity, and consulting…

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CAT, NEOGEN partner to develop cost-effective genotyping tools for the aquaculture sector


San Diego, CA (June 24, 2021) — The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), a leader in the field of genetic improvement for aquatic species, and NEOGEN Corporation today announced their formal collaboration to deliver high-quality genotyping services customized to the unique needs of aquaculture producers. The partnership will apply modern sequencing and genotyping technologies to…

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AQUAArray identified as the go-to tool for genetic improvement for farmed shrimp

vannamei shrimp

A recent report published in the peer-reviewed journal Aquaculture Reports by leading breeding and genomics researchers in South America evaluated the AQUAArray HD vannamei, an innovative, high density (HD), genotyping tool developed by the Center for Aquaculture Technologies in collaboration with agricultural genotyping and genomics experts Neogen Corporation. The AQUAArray HD vannamei is comprised of…

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