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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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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Dr. Elisa Marques: How to improve your genetics

How to improve your 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. Every producer will benefit from using DNA technology in their breeding…

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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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The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) facilitates bringing innovative and sustainable solutions to the aquaculture market faster. The shift in market trends calls for the creation of high nutrient and environmentally sustainable aquafeeds to meet growing consumer demand. Today, the company announces the joint effort with government, academic, and private organizations on the game-changing Sustainable Protein for…

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CAT to Open Aqua FeedTech Center in 2021


Souris, PE (October 29, 2020) – The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is once again proving its versatility as a major player in the global Aquaculture Industry with plans for a new Aqua FeedTech extrusion facility.  The CAT AQUA FeedTech Center will be the first of its kind in Canada, that is available to third…

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CAT Opens Third Facility


Victoria, PE (October 15, 2020) – The newest location for the Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) is officially open for business. The state-of-the-art facility, located in Victoria, PE, was acquired by CAT in early 2020 and became the third location for the company, tripling its Canadian footprint and expanding the already best-in-class research services in…

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