One of the Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada facilities on Prince Edward Island. The company has rebranded as Onda, the Latin for 'wave'.

Research company waves goodbye to old name

Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada is now Onda


Contract research organisation the Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada has changed its name to Onda, the Latin for wave.

The company said the move embodies its commitment to sustainable research that creates positive ripple effects across the sector.

The rebranding follows Onda’s recent spinoff from its San Diego-based parent company, the Centre for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), announced last month. Onda will maintain alignment with CAT and continue to be an integral part of the portfolio of sustainable aquaculture investment fund Cuna del Mar.

Onda’s rebrand was led by its new chief executive, Myrna Gillis, whose experience in sustainable aquaculture includes initiatives in fish nutrition, breeding, waste management, and bioactive organic nutrient generation.

A healthier world

“As we look for ways to feed a growing population, aquaculture has the power to provide a sustainable solution, but it must be managed with great responsibility and care,” said Gillis in a press release.

“At Onda, we’re on a mission to nurture a healthier and more sustainable world, starting with sustainable aquaculture. Utilising strategic and collaborative research and cutting-edge technologies we are committed to answering pressing questions to better understand our ocean environments and how we can improve the quality, resilience and health of aquatic food sources.”

Located on Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada, Onda’s facilities include an array of wet and dry labs equipped for custom-designed bench top and in-tank trials and challenges for a variety of species.