Fonds - Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project fonds

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Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project fonds

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  • 1956-1961 (Creation)
    Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project

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13 cm of textual records

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The Fraser River Hydro and Fisheries Research Project was established in 1956, financed in part by a grant from the B.C. Power Corporation. Designed to study the delicate inter-relationship of power developments on the river and marine life, the Project began with two general surveys of the so-called "fish-power" problem. The initial surveys, which employed the services of numerous biologists and engineers, identified areas for future research. Gordon Shrum was appointed chairman of the Executive, Advisory and Technical Committees which supervised the operation and Peter Larkin headed the first general survey. The Project concluded in 1961.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings and numerous reports generated between 1956 and 1961. Also included are several research papers relating to the effects of hydro-electric dams on fish populations. Many of these reports were produced by University of British Columbia faculty including Edgar C. Black and William S. Hoar.

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Acquired in two accessions: from Dr. Gordon Shrum in 1961, and Dr. Peter Larkin in 1986.


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Other records relating to fisheries research may be found in the B.C. Fisheries Research Collection, and the Peter Larkin fonds.

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BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-111

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