Ocean Production Enhancement Network (OPEN) fonds

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Ocean Production Enhancement Network (OPEN) fonds

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16 cm of textual records (10 folders)

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The Ocean Production Enhancement Network (OPEN) was one of fifteen networks of Centres of Excellence funded in 1990 by Industry Science and Technology Canada. Network participants included scientists from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Laval University, Dalhousie University, McGill University, the University of Quebec at Rimouski, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Three of Canada's largest seafood companies also participated in the network: National Sea Products, Clearwater Fine Foods, and Fishery Products International.

The goal of the network's research program was to investigate the processes which control the survival, growth, reproduction, and distribution of fish and shellfish. The research program was primarily focused on two species, the sea scallop (Placopectin magellanicus) and Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), which were chosen in consultation with the network's industrial partners. The twenty-nine projects which form the research program involved both laboratory and field studies. OPEN differed from other large scale oceanographic and fisheries research initiatives because it addresses questions of fundamental long-term interest to the fishing industry.

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Materials were donated to Dalhousie University in 2008. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of Ronald Keith O'Dor.

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Fonds contains published reports, newsletters, proposals, and funding applications from the Ocean Production Enhancement Network (OPEN). The fonds also includes a paper on OPEN written by Ronald Keith O'Dor.

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Materials are in good condition. Documents have been removed from binders and notebooks.

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Files are arranged chronologically.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on this fonds. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Ocean Production Enhancement Network fonds, MS-2-51, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This fonds description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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