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Date of this Version

Spring 1-25-2019


The purpose of this research is to identify the information needs of fisherman in Kaliadem, Muara Angke, Indonesia and their source of information. The paper use quantitative approach by distributing the questionnaire to collect the data. Since some of the fishermen were illiterate, researchers then assisted the fishermen to fill the questionnaire by reading out the without influencing the responses. The questionnaire is provided and told in Indonesian language (bahasa Indonesia). The research setting is Kaliadem fishing village, located in the province of Jakarta. The questionnaires were distributed to 63 males members of the small scale traditional fishermen community. The result show that fishermen in Kaliadem fishing village rely on fellow fishermen as their main source of information. The most important information needs include information about fishing equipment, fish price, and the weather. Information needs for those things are considered important to increase the fish catch result, which eventually can increase their income. Lack of time and access to the necessary information sources is a constraint in meeting their information needs. Further research in this area on a larger scale needed to be conducted, to have a comprehensive description of information needs of Indonesian fishermen.