Avano, a marine and aquatic sciences OAI harvester, now offers access to electronic resources about marine and aquatic sciences. The resources available in Avano come from the OAI harvesting of over 200 Open Archives and a number of commercial editors. The first harvesting was done in batch mode producing a legacy subset on marine and aquatic sciences subjects from FAODOC (only full text documents) in XML DC format. The initially loaded subset includes 4644 legacy FAODOC records that are searchable using Avano search engine. The next harvesting of FAODOC by Avano is expected shortly and will be executed automatically. This project is part of the Open Access international movement which aims at making scientific documentation accessible to a broad public through free publishing on the Web.