M.A.R.E. cooperative was founded in 1995 on the initiative of a group of biologists, sharing a strong interest in the sea and a close link with fishermen, who had detected a job opportunity in the evolving fishing industry in technology and science fields.
The cooperative movement has supported the launch and growth of this structure, with the belief that research is vital for sustainable economic development.
Today M.A.R.E. is a research centre for technology innovation in fishery and aquaculture, and a service centre linked to government institutions, the cooperative world and public research institutes.