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 ( 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

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes March 8, 2019   Attendees: Kayla, Julie, Rebecca, Dan, Paul Welcome to Dan Weaver AFS 2019 Planning Update Symposium proposal (Advanced Tech) has been submitted as well as workshop (data management) proposal submitted. Need to start contacting potential speakers for symposium. Most of workshop is... 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

Request for Assistance on RFP

Good Morning, I am working with a business analyst to finish up an RFP to replace our current web-based fisheries data entry and storage system with a new one that will allow us to electronically collect data in the field. I know I’m not alone in this quest, so I’m asking if any of you... Read More

2018 Business Meeting Agenda

Dear Membership, Below is the agenda for the 2018 FITS Business Meeting which will be held 5-6pm Monday, August 20th in room CC413. If you would like to add anything to the agenda, please email Kayla at 2017 Business Meeting Minutes are posted for review and the membership will vote for approval at 2018 meeting.... Read More

Looking for ESAB representatives for SD and NCD

The Electronic Services Advisory Board is looking for you! The Board is a member-led committee that serves the Society by communicating member needs for all things “electronic” to AFS leadership and staff.  Electronic services include online access to journals, members-only profiles and services, continuing education, email communications, basically anything served online.  Your role on the... 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