National Institute for Fishery Research and Development (INIDEP)

The National Institute for Fishery Research and Development (INIDEP), Argentina, was created in 1977 on the basis of the former IBM in order to perform integral research programs on fishing grounds, emphasizing the assessment of Argentine fishing resources and a sustainable fishing development. It is a decentralized agency depending on the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing and Food of the Ministry of Economy and Production. The projects being developed generate and adapt knowledge, information, methods and technology for the sustainable development, use and preservation of Argentine fisheries and they mainly aim at the assessment of the fishing resource for optimizing its annual by-catch and the establishment of the technical and economic foundations that will enable its sustainable preservation and management. The infrastructure and efforts oriented to personnel training have turned INIDEP into a leading entity in the country fishing research activities with the international recognition in the area.