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.
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