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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 876-881
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.876.881
 
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Assessment of Social Adaptation Capacity of Malaysian Fishermen to Climate Change

Jeffrey Lawrence D`Silva, HayrolAzril Mohamed Shaffril, Bahaman Abu Samah and Jegak Uli

Abstract:
Climate change has a tremendous impact on the livelihood of fishermen as it is poised to affect the sustainability of the fisheries industry. Thus, there is a need for the fisherfolk to possess adequate adaptation capacity to lessen the negative impact due to climate change. The main purpose of this study is to assess the level of social adaptation capacity of Malaysian fishermen to climate change and to seek the association between social adaptation capacity and selected socio-demographic factors. This is a quantitative study whereby data was collected from 300 registered fishermen in Malaysia. The sampling technique used was stratified random sampling and data was obtained through a face-to-face interview. Based on the results gained, it showed that the respondents were having a very high level of social adaptation capacity. In terms of association, the study found that there is a significant difference between social adaptation capacity and the factors of age groups and income. The study recommends that the local fishermen need to be given adequate training and financial support so that they will be mentally and financially prepared to face the calamities of climate change.
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How to cite this article:

Jeffrey Lawrence D`Silva, HayrolAzril Mohamed Shaffril, Bahaman Abu Samah and Jegak Uli, 2012. Assessment of Social Adaptation Capacity of Malaysian Fishermen to Climate Change. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 876-881.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.876.881

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2012.876.881

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