CAT provides services
From Consultation to Custom Plan Design & Implementation
The CAT breeding team offers world-leading expertise in the development and management of selective breeding programs for aquatic species. Our breeding scientists work alongside you and your team to understand the details and objectives of your program, identify the key characteristics of the current population, select the right tools and design customized breeding strategies to achieve quantifiable genetic gains.
What we do
How we do it
WHAT YOU GET
We work with
Producers to establish new - or evolve existing - breeding programs that deliver and accelerate commercial gains for important traits through genetic improvement of:
Tailored to You
Many aquaculture producers hesitate to implement a genetic improvement program because the process is perceived to be costly and complex. CAT offers a range of cost-effective solutions for programs at any level - from Genetic Overview analysis and custom tool development to genomic selection and genome editing. We are experts in genetic improvement for aquatic species and are committed to providing services tailored to your individual needs - that deliver value for your business.
For companies aiming to lay the foundation for a genetic improvement program, CAT offers a Genetic Overview analysis to measure the levels of diversity, inbreeding, relatedness, as well as genetic structure of the broodstock population. The results allow our breeding scientists to advise you on appropriate breeding strategies designed to meet your objectives. Their report includes suggested next steps, as well as methodologies and implementation approaches.
In addition to the foundational analyses, we offer consulting services and customized breeding plan design to companies that want to improve productivity and gain insights into the genetic architecture of their broodstock. CAT has an expansive library of genotyping tools and the ability to develop custom panels to allow the population assessment and the creation of a customized breeding strategy to address your breeding objectives within your operational capabilities.
Our world-class expertise and technologies allow us to take cutting-edge breeding approaches. To producers who possess historical data and a solid knowledge of how their population is structured, we deliver next-generation sequencing tools, genomic selection, and genome-wide association studies that accelerate genetic improvement. We are pioneers in genome editing for aquaculture and offer this technology to promote innovation in new-age genetic improvement strategies.
We are experts in creating new breeding programs and accelerating existing breeding programs at any stage or size.
We learn about your operation objectives and goals.
We select or develop tools tailored to your needs.
We evaluate your approach to provide actionable insights
Custom Plan Development
We analyze data and develop a tailored breeding plan.
Implementation & Support
We lead you through every step of the process.
We provide solutions tailored to you.
Why work with us:
The CAT breeding team are world leaders in genetic improvement for aquaculture. We can provide a range of cost-effective and innovative solutions for any type of breeding program and develop cutting-edge technologies to advance and accelerate the rate of genetic improvement in emerging and established aquatic species.
We build a relationship and deliver expert advice through an individual, client-focused approach. We provide continuous guidance and support, as needed, to ensure that you can achieve your breeding objectives.
Our qualified team of breeding scientists and quantitative geneticists analyze genomic data to deliver understandable and usable results. We ensure confidentiality and the secure storage of your data.
Our in-house genotyping expertise, high-throughput sample and data analysis pipelines allow us to assay genetic markers and rapidly analyze data to provide timely results.