The development of fisheries was accompanied by progress in related scientific research. The formation of specialized fisheries investigations is, however, only about 100 years old. Fisheries science developed greatly during this period. Today, all countries with sizeable fisheries possess research laboratories, usually governmental, with specialized staff and many maintain research vessels for the exploration of living resources and investigation offish stocks and their environment. Fisheries research is concerned not only with biological work but also with experiments to develop and improve fishing gear and operations with the aim of increasing the profitability of fishing. Another sector is concerned with food technology to ameliorate the quality of fish landings and products and to develop new processing techniques and new types of fisheries products.
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