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Enhance fishery management, control and surveillance in Uruguay and South Atlantic Ocean
The Direccin Nacional de Recursos Acuticos (DINARA, acronym in Spanish), of the Ministerio de Ganadera, Agricultura y Pesca (MGAP, acronym in Spanish) of Uruguay is responsible of regulate and promote the sustainable use of fishery resources and aquaculture by a responsible fishery and a processing that meets the hygienic sanitary and quality standards in order to make the most of available aquatic resources.

DINARA is committed with planning fishery policies founded in the Ecosystem Based Management of the aquatic environments. For this, formulates and executes research programs in the area of aquatic resources, aimed at generating and adapting technologies adapted to the needs of the country and the socio-economic conditions around the production and commercialization. It also promotes the development of the national scientific and technological heritage in the area, through research and studies carried out by DINARA itself in coordination with research programs that are carried out at public or private level. Also, DINARA is committed with the Agreement on Port State Measures to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

The objectives of DINARA are framed in the recently approved 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, particularly with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources. It also contributes to the SDG 17 Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Progress reports
Most important species for Uruguayan fisheries evaluated and managed based on scientific assessment
Fortify Ecosystem Based Management fishery plans
Strengthen implementation of Port State Measures Agreement
Elaboration of the National Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate IUU Fishing
Staff / Technical expertise
Inspection of foreign fishing vessels arriving to Uruguayan ports
In-kind contribution
Research Vessel campaigns and observer programs
Staff / Technical expertise
Scientific advice for fish stock assessment
Basic information
Time-frame: 06/2017 - 12/2021
DINARA (Government) Servicio de Oceanografía, Hidrografía y Meteorología de la Armada (SOHMA) (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Daniel Gilardoni, Director, direcciongeneral@dinara.gub.uy,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Other SDGs
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