The Catalan Institute of Research for the Governance of the Sea (ICATMAR) is a collaboration organism with management autonomy between the Directorate-General for Maritime Policy and Sustainable Fisheries of the Catalan Government and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), through the Institute of Marine Sciences of Barcelona.
ICATMAR’s main objective is to provide quality scientific advice to the Administration of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Created in 2017 (Decree 42/2017 of 2 May 2017, DOGC 7362 2017), it is framed in the context of the development of the program of the Maritime Strategy of Catalonia, which bases the governance of the maritime policies of our country on the co-management model. To achieve this, ICATMAR is carrying out a programme to monitor both recreational and commercial fishing along the Catalan coast, and since 2023 a programme of observation, analysis and prediction of the physical characteristics of the sea.
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