E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2024

Innovative Solutions to Environmental Challenges: Exploring Fishermen's Perspectives on Technology-driven Conservation Efforts in Noveleta, Cavite

Author(s): Galon Isaiah Perf, Marasigan Jan Angelo, Ocampo Joyce May, Gubi Justin, Lazaro Bryan Louis G

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.3.2816


This phenomenological study explores the viewpoints of fishermen in Noveleta, Cavite, on technology-based conservation initiatives and their effects on local marine ecosystems and fishing methods. Using purposive sampling, seven participants offered valuable insights into the present condition of marine life, the implementation of cutting-edge solutions, and the impact of these technologies on their means of living. The study revealed several themes: The challenges of modern fishing conditions, including stricter laws, and the consequences of environmental changes, such as pollution and habitat damage. Fishermen also discussed how government rules impacted them and how new technologies like GPS and fish finders brought new challenges even as productivity rose. Furthermore, the discussion underscored significant concerns such as the necessity for efficient marine conservation, the impact of infrastructure developments on local communities compared to traditional practices, and the economic viability amidst shifting circumstances. This study highlights the complex connection between policy, technology, and traditional fishing methods, highlighting the importance of inclusive and sustainable approaches to conservation.

Keywords: Conservation, Fishermen, Innovation, Cavite

Pages: 514-526

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