For over twenty years, M.A.R.E. has focused on biological, socio-economic and technological research in the fisheries sector. More precisely M.A.R.E. has carried out a lot of research on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Emilia-Romagna Region, and fisheries cooperatives and associations.

M.A.R.E. has gained an extensive experience with regard to professional fishing with hydraulic dredge, with trawling boats and with all activities that are grouped in the category of small-scale fisheries. It also dealt of sanitation problems with the blue fish, caught with the pair trawl system.

In close relationship with the professional fishing activity has completed several projects also with the use of Geographic Information Systems. (GIS)

He then dealt with the different sport fishing practices, both in inland waters and at sea.