FITS Sponsored Symposia in Spokane August 21-25, 2022.

The Fisheries Information and Technology Section of the American Fisheries Society encourages you to submit abstracts to present in the following two symposia at the American Fisheries Society Conference in Spokane, Washington, August 21-25, 2022. “MacGyvering”: Innovative Problem Solving in Fisheries Science We want to hear from all you tinkerers, inventers, and repurposers…the “MacGyvers” of... Read More

AFS Baltimore registration giveaway for qualifying FITS members!

What does being a member of the Fisheries Information and Technology Section (FITS) get you? How about assistance attending the Annual Meeting?! This year, FITS is excited to cover Early Bird or Virtual registration for AFS Baltimore (6-10 November 2021) for 10 lucky FITS members who qualify as Students or Early Career Professional (, and... Read More

Consider contributing to the 2021 COVID Symposium

The Fisheries Information and Technology Section is hosting a special symposium at AFS Baltimore in November 2021. Please consider submitting a paper to the symposium; abstracts are due March 26!  Keep in mind the 2021 AFS Meeting is being planned as a hybrid event (in-person and virtual attendance options), but may shift to a virtual... Read More

Missed the Symposium? Here’s what you missed in “Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Science to Solve Big Problems”

The FITS-sponsored symposium organized by Daniel Weaver and Paul Venturelli drew ten quality presentations at the AFS Virtual Annual Meeting. Many thanks to our organizers for making this happen in such a chaotic meeting year, and many thanks to our speakers for contributing to this great collection of papers!! You can read the abstracts here... Read More

Link to FITS Business meeting Sept 17th 4-5pm EDT

One last reminder of our annual business meeting on Thursday, September 17th from 4-5pm! We hope to see you there! Link to the meeting: 2020 FITS Business Meeting Agenda 2019 Reno FITS Business Meeting Minutes 2020 Secretary/Treasurer’s Report  Thank you, Your FITS ExCom Paul Venturelli, President Tiffany Hopper, President-Elect Rebecca Krogman, Past President Kayla Key,... Read More

The “must-see” symposia at AFS 2020!

Dear FITS members, AFS 2020 is upon us! Here is a list of FITS organized and/or sponsored symposia that you do not want to miss: – Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Science to Solve Big Problems ( – Angler Reporting and Data Validation ( – Marking, Tagging, and Tracking ( – Bayesian Inference:... Read More

FITS Business Meeting Set for September 17!

The annual business meeting of the Fisheries Information and Technology Section will be held September 17th from 4-5 PM Eastern Time. Please submit your agenda items to Kayla Key as soon as possible. More information will be posted on the event page and through this newsletter as it becomes available. We hope you can tune... Read More

Submit Your Abstracts for the AFS 150th Meeting

Some outstanding symposia are planned for Columbus, Ohio. Don’t forget to prepare and submit your abstracts for the FITS-hosted symposium “Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences to Solve Big Problems.” Advancing technologies and software have allowed us to collect and process enormous amounts of data (aka “big data”). Big data are data that... Read More