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FITS Update

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

Symposium Summary: New Technologies Abound; Collaboration Trending Up

Submitted by Damon Hess and Katie Pierson November 18 (Portland, OR) – In a packed conference room of 109 participants from 35 organizations, Bill Bradbury challenged attendees at the “Emerging Technologies in Field Data Collection” workshop to become more efficient in their monitoring activities. As Northwest Power and Conservation Council Chair, Mr. Bradbury has been... Read More

Symposium Summary: Gaining Better Understanding of Resources and Resource Users through the Application of Emerging Technologies

Symposium Summary The Fisheries Information and Technology Section and Socioeconomics Section co-hosted a symposium this year to highlight the use of new and innovative technologies in the study of fisheries resources and resource users.  There was an excellent session that covered a range of topics from recreational and commercial data collection to the study of... Read More

FITS Contributes to 2014 OFWIM Meeting

The 2014 Conference and Annual Meeting of the Organization of Fish & Wildlife Information Managers was held in Flagstaff, AZ September 28 – October 2, 2014. Approximately 60 members and guests attended and shared more than 40 posters and technical presentations. Training classes on Python and Fulcrum were offered. There was fine weather for field... Read More