AMA is also recorded as a framework for research and development in the Registry of the National Research 58245ACX code, presenting projects at national level in the field of technological development in various areas of aquaculture, is recognized by the Ministry MIPAAF as a representative participant in the advisory bodies and deliberative, and since 2009 has been recognized throughout the Country as a legal entity, as well as certification of the Prefecture of Rimini - local Government – Prot 344/2009/Area NI.
Giuseppe Prioli has been the President of the AMA since 2009. He is also Director of the Research MARE Scarl, and President of the Consortium of mussel farmers of Emilia Romagna. Is a member of S.I.B.M. (Italian Society of Marine Biology), of EAS (European Aquaculture Society) and participates in the Technical Committee Maritime Fishing (LR 3 / 1979) Emilia Romagna and in the "BlueTable" Fisheries of the Province of Rimini. During his career he gained experience in the field of studies and research on breeding molluscs, monitoring activities of companies in the commercial fishing and aquaculture, and in the field of hygiene and quality in fish production, with particular reference to mussels and clams. He had charge also in lectures on technology, production and health of shellfish farming.