Responsible aquaculturists: The information-seeking behavior of milkfish farmers in Iloilo, Philippines
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Compliance with a policy, law, standard or code requires understanding of its provisions. However, for someone to understand it, he must be aware of its existence and be provided access to it. A qualitative-quantitative research was conducted to determine the awareness of milkfish farmers about the Philippine Code of Practice for Aquaculture in the municipalities of Leganes and Zarraga, Iloilo Province, the Philippines and their information-seeking behaviors. Results revealed that the majority of the respondents were not aware of the existence of the Code, hence, there is a low level of compliance. When seeking everyday life information, the majority of the milkfish farmers depended on television, personal or person-to-person communication and radio, while when seeking for fish farming information, personal communication was the preferred source. None of the respondents was aware of the existence of their municipal libraries.
Superio, D., Nemiz, E. S., Oliveros, M. G., Palcullo, V. E. V., Yap-Zerrudo, A. M. A., & Canaman, J. B. (2019). Responsible aquaculturists: The information-seeking behavior of milkfish farmers in Iloilo, Philippines.
Information Development, 35(5), 767-780. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666918798675
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