In 1977 he created the INIDEP by Law 21,673 on the basis of the former Institute of Marine Biology. It is a decentralized body under the Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca.
A order to meet the necessary studies, INIDEP owns three research vessels, the "Dr. Eduardo L. Holmberg"The"Captain Oca Balda"Equipped for the exploration and extensive marine areas"Captain Canepa", Suitable for coastal areas.
The addition of these vessels was vital for obtaining continuous information and specialized, essential for the advancement of research aimed at rational management of fisheries resources.
Global tuna catches grow but overfishing continues Worldwide
The global commercial tuna catch reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in 2013, reveals the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation in its latest report on the global tuna stock situation.
High microplastic content found in commercial fish Spain
Researchers at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography who analyzed micro-plastics intake in fish species of the Spanish Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts found a high percentage of them in the stomachs of several commercially important fish.