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2nd VP Election: Meet the Candidates in this Webinar!

Dear membership, We have the 2nd VP Election coming up very soon.  As part of this we have a webinar scheduled for members to meet the candidates – Julie Defilippi Simpson and Cecil Jenniings.  This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know these two exceptional AFS members who have agreed to make the commitment... Read More

**Virtual Spring Conference** An Update from Leadership

AFS Virtual Spring Conference 2020: A message from leadership “We wanted to provide an update for you on the virtual conference.  We have a full 10 talks to lead us off on April 16 (Orth Plenary, 7 Alaska, 2 contributed), 48 submitted abstracts and counting, and over $5,000 raised so far from Sponsors!  As of... Read More

Submit Your Abstracts for the AFS 150th Meeting

Some outstanding symposia are planned for Columbus, Ohio. Don’t forget to prepare and submit your abstracts for the FITS-hosted symposium “Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences to Solve Big Problems.” Advancing technologies and software have allowed us to collect and process enormous amounts of data (aka “big data”). Big data are data that... Read More

FITS Photo Competition with Prize!

Try your hand this year at taking a virtual reality photo showing your fisheries work! FITS is looking for the best photos to highlight in a virtual-reality experience, to be presented at the 2020 AFS Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Submit your photos taken using the Google Cardboard Camera app for an awesome prize: a... Read More

Big Data Symposium 2020 **UPDATE**

The Fisheries Information Technology Section is pleased to announce a symposium for AFS 2020 in Columbus centered around emerging challenges associated with processing, manipulating, and analyzing large data sets to inform fisheries and aquatic science or, broadly speaking, natural resource management.  See the full abstract description below and contact Dan Weaver (daniel.weaver@maine.edu) or Paul Venturelli... Read More

**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED**

**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED** Subject experts are needed to assist on several efforts. If interested please contact a FITS officer. These efforts are: Regulatory changes to the U.S. National Environmental Policy Act have been proposed that will have significant impacts to fisheries. We need NEPA experts to help review the proposed changes to identify concerns and provide information... Read More

Big Data Symposium

Greetings FITS members: Are you a manager or researcher that uses large data sets? The FITS ex-comm is putting together a symposium for AFS 2020 in Columbus entitled: “Challenges and Opportunities of Using Big Data to Address Fisheries Management Issues.” We would like you to contribute! Here is a description of our symposium: Advancing technologies... Read More

Plan Ahead for Easy Meeting Scheduling!

Did you know there will not be a printed scheduled for AFS Reno? Plan your meeting early by taking the following steps: Download the meeting app to your smartphone. Click here for Google Play or here for Apple. Set up multi-device sync on the app (see instructions below). Visit https://plan.core-apps.com/afs_tws2019/login and use the same credentials... Read More