Water Quality Section seeking to elect Communication / technology Officer

The Water Quality Section ( recently voted to add an elected position devoted to technology and communication. Because technological aptitude is desirable, we encourage our colleagues in FITS to consider running. Below is the description of the position. Contact Paul Kusnierz, ‘Communications Officer: The Communications officer is responsible for facilitating regular communication with the... Read More

August 2022 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes August 15, 2022 Attendees: Kayla, Tiffany, Paul, Patrick Old Business AFS Spokane Symposium updates Full day of speakers for the “MacGyvering” symposium Scheduled for Monday Aug 21st in 302A –starting at 8am! Patrick will give intro and moderate first block of talks Tiffany will moderate... Read More

FITS Business Meeting in Spokane- Tuesday 5:30 pm -Room 103

The Fisheries Information and Technology Section Annual Business Meeting is set for Tuesday Aug 23rd @ 5:30pm in the Conference Center Room 103. Please review the minutes from last year’s business meeting, this year’s business meeting agenda, and 2022 Secretary/ Treasurer Report. We will only cover highlights from these documents. Light refreshments will be provided. We look... Read More

Annual FITS Membership Giveaway! Congrats to the WINNERS!

FITS annual membership renewal giveway is a way for FITS to give back to it’s members by covering the renewal fee of a FITS section membership for the next year. Congratulations to our lucky winners who were randomly selected and notified last month. The following lucky members will receive an automatic Section renewal for 2022:... Read More

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

FITS highlights fish passage tech in latest Fisheries Magazine

Thanks to our wonderful member Sarah Grasty (former Communications Chair) and her co-authors, the latest issue of Fisheries Magazine includes a great look at tech being used monitoring and studying fish passage! Here’s a sneak peek: Over the past several decades, technological innovation has advanced so rapidly that it is hard for many of us... Read More

Partnership Travel Award – Always OPEN for Applications!

FITS is ALWAYS accepting applicants for the Section’s Partnership Travel Award! The Partnership Travel Award is provided up to twice annually (once/six-month period) to deserving FITS members who wish to represent the Section at another group’s meeting. The award is meant to encourage networking with others in fisheries and related sciences, to garner ideas on... Read More