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Certification success for PEI facility

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The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) has received a Certificate of GAP Good Animal Practice from the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) for its aquaculture research facility located in Souris, Prince Edward Island.

The certificate recognizes the center for the quality of their animal ethics and care in science program.

CATC is a full-service contract research and development organization focused on the application of biotechnologies to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability in aquaculture. Founded in 2012, the company has specific expertise in fish health, nutrition, genomics, and genetics.

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is the national peer-review organization responsible for setting, maintaining, and overseeing the implementation of high standards for animal ethics and care in science.

Created in 1968, it is an independent, non-profit organization, acting in the interests of the Canadian people. More than 2,000 volunteer experts serve on more than 190 local animal care committees to help fulfill the CCAC’s mandate and deliver its programs in institutions across Canada. The CCAC is committed to continually advancing high standards of animal ethics and care that incorporate the principles of the Three Rs (replacement, reduction, and refinement).