FITS Update

FITS Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for FITS members who would like to get more involved and learn about FITS and AFS! List of Opportunities: Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration (CFTC)- Contact Rebecca Krogman ( FITS Awards committee- Contact Kayla Key ( This committee will manage the three following award programs: Partnership travel award Two open... 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

Vote on Bylaw changes by Friday, May 10th @ 5pm!

Please vote on the following bylaw changes by Friday, 10 May 2021 at 5 pm eastern (link: These changes are intended to reduce the burden of service in years 1 and 6 by clearly specifying officer duties. Our full bylaws are here:  As per Article IX 1. A., a 2/3 majority of active... Read More

December Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes December 4, 2020 Attendees: Tiffany, Rebecca, Paul CFTC Development (Rebecca) Have a reasonable number and diversity of products. Can use this to send targeted letters to specific vendors. Rebecca to draft a letter Member volunteers to recruit vendors and encourage reviews (Kayla) Call to student... 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

Need fisheries equipment? Nets? Software solutions?

Check out the brand new Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration, a searchable online warehouse of fisheries products and services! This is designed to be a one-stop shop for fisheries professionals and students. Brought to you by the Fisheries Info and Tech Section, American Fisheries Society, and its partners, the CFTC is a free service... 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