Arranged and described by Brenda Howitson Steeves
Collection title: Mervin Roberts Papers
Collection number: MS 1622
Dates of collection: 1984-2002 (inclusive)
Size of collection: 2 record cartons
Provenance: Gift of Mervin Roberts in 2006.
Restrictions on access and use: Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
Mervin F. Roberts, a resident of Old Lyme, Connecticut, was born in New York City in 1922. He received a B.S. degree from Alfred University in 1947. He has served as a consultant on various aquaculture projects in Maine, including with Nordic Enterprises Incorporated, Greenwich, Connecticut, a company interested in raising salmon in pens off Maine’s coast. Roberts also served as a consultant to Northeast Utilities on the behavior of fish near power plants, was chair of the Connecticut Governor’s Council on Marine Resources from 1969 to 1972, chair of the Connecticut Shellfish Commission and president of the Connecticut Association of Conservation Commissions and Wetland Agencies. He is the author or co-author of over 30 publications on tidemarsh life, fish, reptiles and birds.
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains Roberts’ files on various aspects of aquaculture as well as on projects to which he was a consultant. The folders are arranged alphabetically by their headings as Roberts maintained them.
1 Acadia Aquaculture, Inc., Swanson application, 2002
2-3 Aquaculture: articles, clippings, etc., 1984-1999
4-6 Aquaculture: reports, publications, 1980s
7 Bald eagle breeding area on Little Hardwood Island (Jonesport): memo, 1988
8 Application, 1999 [Atlantic Salmon of Maine LLC for site off Bartlett Island, Mt. Desert Island]
9 Application: Bartlett Narrows, 1999
10 Easements, Bartlett Island, Mt. Desert, Maine, 1999
11 Bartlett issues, 1999 and 2002
12 Bartlett Island, Blue Hill Bay: maps, names, 1999 and 2002
13 Beals & Cates
15 Blue Hill Bay, Acadia, Bartlett Island, Dr. Richard Rockefeller, 3/2002
16 Clearwater, Shelbourne, Nova Scotia, 1989
17 Cobscook Bay Aquaculture Committee, 1980?
18 Cutler, 1987-1989
19 Farms, 1988
20 Fenton, Chapman, Fenton, Smith & Kane, Bar Harbor
21 Fish lice
23 Marine Research Associates (M.R.A.)/U.S.A.
2-6 Nordic Enterprises, Inc.
7-8 Nordic Enterprises: directors, 1986-1988
9 Nordic Enterprises: stock
10 Ocean Products, Inc.
11 Perry, Maine, Spring 2002, St. Croix River, Lewis & Loring sites, salmon farm lease
12 Lewis & Loring, Perry, finding, 2002
13-14 St. Croix River, Perry, Maine, Lewis & Loring, 2002
15 Photographs of fishing and fishermen: Grand Manon, Beals, Campobello, Deer Island, etc., 1987-1988
16 Salmon farming: a lecture at USCGA, New London by M.F. Roberts, Oct. 1992
17 Salmon farms: photographs, 1989
18 Somes Sound, Mt. Desert, 11/2000
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