Dirección General de Sostenibilidad de la Costa y del Mar- Subdirección General para la Protección del Mar.

The General Subdirectorate for the Protection of the Sea is one of the three Subdirectorates integrated in the General Directorate for the Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea from State Secretary of Environment from the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition. It is the competent authority for the MSFD implementation, marine biodiversity protection and Marine Protected Area designation and management. It is also the Focal Point in what concerns the representation of Spain in the Regional Sea Conventions (OSPAR and Barcelona Convention), as well as for ACCOBAMS and ACAP Agreements.