The Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal (IATS) is a public research center of the State
Agency Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas ( Higher Council of Scientific Research
)(CSIC), which has been active in the field of Marine Aquaculture since 1979. It is located in the
vicinity of Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca Natural Park (Castellón). It has a staff of 13 researchers
who, together with the support staff, interns and researchers hired, are the only center of the
CSIC devoted entirely to research in Aquaculture. This activity is carried out often in close
collaboration with other national and international entities.