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FITS Update

Back to the Future: A FITS-Sponsored Symposium on License Data Lessons

As many of you may have seen, abstract submission is now open for the 2019 AFS-TWS meeting. The symposium I proposed about license sales analyses and constituent survey results to derive insights into motivations of hunters and anglers, and their patterns of activity and participation, has been accepted. Below you can review the session abstract.  If your work may... Read More

Check out the Estuaries Section’s Symposium

The Estuaries Section of the American Fisheries Society presents a symposium on Management Applications of Estuarine Datasets at the 2019 AFS-TWS Joint Annual Conference in Reno, NV. If interested in participating, please contact Catherine Johnston (catherine_johnston@fws.gov). Abstracts are due on April 12, 2019. Fisheries and wildlife datasets collected in estuaries serve many functions. These datasets... Read More

Call for Officer Nominations

The Fisheries Information & Technology Section is accepting nominations for the next President-elect. Put your name in the hat today, or nominate someone that you know. Only FITS members are eligible. As President-elect, you will spend two years assisting with decision-making and planning as a member of the Executive Committee. A typical year involves section and parent... Read More

Annual Business Meeting on Monday

Don’t miss the Annual Business Meeting of the Fisheries Information and Technology Section! Some of the topics for discussion include a new Partnership Travel Award, Fishackathon 2018, and Applications of Technology contributions to Fisheries Magazine. The meeting will be held 5-6pm Monday, August 20th in room CC413. See you then! Read More

FITS Welcomes New Communications and Outreach Coordinator

The officers and members would like to welcome Sarah Grasty as our new Communications and Outreach Coordinator! We are all looking forward to getting to work with and know Sarah better. Below she tells us a little bit about herself. My name is Sarah Grasty and I am currently a senior biological scientist on a... Read More

FITS seeking new Communications and Outreach Coordinator

FITS is seeking a new Communications and Outreach Coordinator. This person is an appointed officer of the Section. We are looking for a motivated and interested individual, but no prior experience is necessary. If you are interested and want to discuss the position, please contact Julie Defilippi Simpson at julie.simpson@accsp.org. Description of Position from Bylaws... Read More

FITS Has a New Website!

Check out the new website for the Fisheries Information and Technology Section at https://virtuallearn.wpengine.com/fits/! This site doesn’t just come with a new look, but with many new features to help members connect with each other, discuss tech questions and solutions, and post news or requests for information.  New ways for you to get involved include: You... Read More

Fishackathon 2018!

Fishackathon is a huge hackathon in dozens of cities around the world happening February 10-11, 2018. To see participating cities and get involved, please visit: hckrn.st/FH_Cities. Read More