Numerous companies involved in research and consultancy services for the fisheries sector have grown quickly in recent years. Financial experts provide consultancy services overseas, technical engineers and naval engineers sell their services abroad and a variety of research projects here in Iceland have been funded by foreign entities. It is worth mentioned that the Icelandic Coast Guard is currently involved in exports through the lease of cruisers and more for guarding foreign marine regions, although these figures have not been included in these calculations. According to information from the companies, it is estimated that the turnover is ISK 1.5bn per year and that the sector creates up to 150 jobs.