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CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science), Conwy, records

Reference code(s): GB 2008 CD/3 and CP48

Held at: Conwy Archive Service

Title: CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science), Conwy, Records

Short Title: CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science), Conwy, records

Creation date(s): 1840-1999 (accumulated 1913-1999)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.33 cubic metres (12 boxes, 1 roll)

Name of creator(s): Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Conwy

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Benarth Road, Conwy, was set up (as the Fishery Research Station) after the building of mussel purification tanks by Conwy Corporation in 1913. The aim was to improve the quality of Conwy mussels, because they had been linked to a number of serious infections. From 1918 onwards, the Board (later Ministry) of Agriculture and Fisheries became responsible for the tanks. Dr R. Dodgson, its Director, researched the purification and culture of oysters and mussels between 1920 and 1930; these records are scientifically important on an international scale. The Centre also collected photographs, which show the traditional activities of the fishermen. Research continued until the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Conwy, closed in 1999, and its work was transferred to CEFAS's centres at Lowestoft (Norfolk) and Weymouth (Dorset).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, CEFAS, Conwy, 1840-1999, including administrative records, 1915-1992; laboratory records and other reports, 1882-1991; published material, [c.1914]-1999; acts and bills, 1840-1979; plans, [c. 1940]-1974; and photographs, 1918-1980.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: administration; laboratory; newspaper cuttings; published material; acts and bills; miscellaneous; and plans.

Conditions governing access: Three albums of photographs and prints are not available for copying without permission of the Archivist and the owner of the original prints.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Conwy Archives Service.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Slides, negatives, contact prints and film, are all believed to exist as positive prints elsewhere in the collection.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by CEFAS on the closure of the Conwy office, 1999.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains earlier material predating the establishment of the Centre, mainly printed Acts of Parliament and government reports.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Conwy Archives Service, CEFAS, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Records; Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science website (www.cefas.co.uk), viewed 21 November 2003; CEFAS website (www.marine.gov.uk), viewed 21 November 2003; personal correspondence with Elisabeth Morgan, RIU CEFAS, 21 November 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
CEFAS Great Britain | Records and correspondence
Environmental management | Wales | Conwy
Shellfish populations | Wales | Conwy

Personal names

Corporate names
CEFAS Conwy
Great Britain | Directorate of Fisheries Research

Places
Conwy (Wales)

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