The Undersecretariat for Fisheries and Aquaculture is a public institution that belongs to the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism. Its mission is to regulate and manage fisheries and aquaculture activities through management policies, regulations and measures supported by technical reports based on scientific research and social and economic variables. This mission has a participatory and territorial approach aimed at the sustainable development of the national fisheries and aquaculture activity.
In order to fulfill its regulatory role, the Undersecretariat for Fisheries and Aquaculture, SUBPESCA, is composed of 150 officials with its headquarters located in Valparaíso, as well as an office in Santiago for inter-institutional coordination, therefore enabling a close relationship with the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism. It also has eight Regional Directorates located throughout the country.