Advances in hand held computer technology are making data collection faster,easier and more accurate. In this project,the use of wireless mobile devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAS) to collect data for a study on elder neglect is described and evaluated. Methods for integrating this technology into a research study are discussed as suggestions for increasing the performance of data collectors using these devices. Fisheries policy and management objectives, particularly under the precautionary approach, need to be based upon analysis of reliable data. The implementation of Wifish for data collection could reduce the costs, paper usage, and eliminates the time for keying in data.It will increase efficiency and control of the field work, improve the coverage and provide collected information in a timely manner in an electronic form ready for compilation and further analysis. Moreover, control of the field operation is tremendously improved. Duplication of data missed data and cost control are monitored and rectified immediately.