Readiness of Young Fishermen in Malaysia to Use Global Positioning System: A Preliminary Result

  •  Mohd Nizam Osman    
  •  Siti Zobidah Omar    
  •  Jusang Bolong    
  •  Jeffrey Lawrence DSilva    
  •  Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril    


The main attempt of this study is to determine the level of readiness possessed by young fishermen to use the Global Positioning System (GPS), and the potential problems they might face in relation to using the technology. The results presented in this study were the findings of the pre-test process conducted among 30 young fishermen at Kuala Paka and Kuala Terengganu. Overall, four factors of readiness were studied, and the results show that the respondents were labelled as being ready to go ahead with using GPS in relation to the factor of readiness of the individual young fishermen and the factor of readiness of young fishermen. In addition to this, the respondents were labelled as being not ready to use GPS when it comes to the remaining two factors, namely readiness of infrastructure and readiness of agencies. The respondents agreed that the agencies were the main problem that was hindering their use of GPS. While the findings discussed were merely the preliminary findings, they are an early indicator of what the actual data might be.

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