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

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

Please welcome our CFTC Volunteers!

The AFS’s Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration is growing weekly, thanks in large part to the hard work of our wonderful volunteers! Please let these folks know how much you appreciate their contributions next time you talk to them! Meet some of them by watching the slideshow. Here’s a full listing of our volunteers... Read More

Fisheries Data Analyst Opening

Yakama Nation Fisheries is an exciting and innovative employer working to restore salmon and other historically present species to the Yakama Nation’s territories throughout the Pacific Northwest. We are seeking a qualified individual to assist us in analyzing and reporting fisheries data through our web site. The position is described fully below. Applications for... Read More

A holiday gift from FITS

Dear Members, We are excited to announce the first annual membership renewal giveway. Why? Because FITS the season for giving – and you can’t spell “gift” without FIT(s)! The following lucky members will receive an automatic Section renewal for 2021: Jae Abel, Santa Clara Valley Water District Aimee Aguilar, Oregon State Benjamin Americus, Oregon State... Read More