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Subsidiary spinout for Center for Aquaculture Technologies

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The Center for Aquaculture Technologies has announced the spinout of its Canadian subsidiary, the Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, as part of a strategic move to optimise technical specialisation.

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies.
Following the spinout, the sister companies will focus on separate areas of aquaculture research


The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) has this week announced the spinout of its Canadian subsidiary - the Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC) - into an independent company. The spinout is part of a strategic alignment to optimise technical specialisation. Both entities will continue as sister companies and integral parts of the Cuna del Mar portfolio, continuing collaboration while operating under separate governance and management structures.

Following the spinout, CAT, headquartered in San Diego, California, will maintain its current focus on the aquaculture genetics sector. CAT houses state-of-the-art genotyping laboratories and a team of genomics and bioinformatics experts, capable of developing custom genetic tools for any aquatic species. With seasoned breeding expertise, the company also helps organisations grow by supporting and advising on genetic improvement programmes, ranging from mass selection and genetic diversity management to advanced techniques like genomic selection.

Simultaneously, CATC, will continue to focus on health and nutrition research for aquatic animals, supported by diagnostic services and a commercial-scale feed extruder.

“The realignment empowers CAT to pursue innovation in genetic improvement with singleness of purpose and strategic focus,” commented CAT chief executive John Buchanan, in a press release.

“We have a world class team in all genetics disciplines, are committed to client success, and are excited about the future. This will also allow CATC to pursue strategic initiatives in health and nutrition with agility and allow both teams to focus on innovation,” he added.

Despite operating independently, CAT and CATC remain committed to fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing. Both entities are aligned in their mission to drive innovation and progress within the aquaculture domain.

“The realignment presents us with a unique opportunity to deepen our expertise in health, nutrition, diagnostics, and specialty feed production while forging new pathways for research and development. We are excited about the prospects this brings and are committed to driving meaningful contributions to the growth of the aquaculture sector,” said Myrna Gillis, chief executive of CATC.

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