Collaboratively designed genomic tools for aquaculture breeding programs

Klara Verbyla - Genomic tools

Genomics can deliver great benefits to aquaculture breeding programs, including efficient management of diversity and inbreeding, accurate parentage assignment, optimal mating designs, improved breeding value prediction, selection decisions, and breeding strategies. In this presentation, Dr. Klara Verbyla explains why using the appropriate platform for the population of interest is critical and how it is possible to keep costs reasonable with optimal outcomes through the creation or use of a collaboratively designed universal genotyping platform.

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Dr. Alan Tinch joins CAT as a VP of Genetics

Dr. Alan Tinch

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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The genetic overview reveals how the captive population was, is and should be managed

Adriana Artiles - Genetic Overview

Domestication, mating and selection, the basis of our life. 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,…

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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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Genome editing to produce monosex and sterile fish for aquaculture

Xavier Lauth - Sterile fish

The ability to mass-produce reproductively sterile fish for aquaculture will increase culture performance and environmental sustainability by preventing early sexual maturation and uncontrolled reproduction. While varied reproductive containment solutions have been proposed, none to date has proved fully effective or has been widely adopted by the industry. Watch our Director of Innovation, Dr. Xavier Lauth, describe strategies designed to combine the benefit of sterility with sexually dimorphic performance traits in culture.

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Tools for genetic improvement in aquaculture

John Buchanan - Genetic Improvement Aquaculture

Recent years have validated the benefit of genetic improvement of fish stocks in increasing aquaculture productivity – the application of genetic and genomic tools to breeding continues to revolutionize the industry. In this presentation, our CEO, Dr. John Buchanan, explores the types of tools available to companies in the sector and discusses how their application can promote genetic improvement in aquatic species.

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How to improve your genetics

Elisa Marques - How to improve genetics

The aquaculture industry is ripe for the uptake of DNA-based technologies also known as genomics. The sector has observed and, therefore, learned lessons from the livestock industry where DNA tools are heavily applied, and genetic gains are no longer simulations on a computer screen. Many aquaculture producers have questions and are seeking guidance to improve…

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