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Tiffany Hopper

Please Welcome Your Upcoming President-Elect!

We are excited to announce that the election for President-elect garnered over 100 member votes split between two great candidates! Thank you to both Tiffany and Jason for running; your willingness to serve and dedicate your time to the Section is very much appreciated!! Please welcome Dr. Tiffany Hopper, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, as... Read More

Focus on New Tech for Fisheries Science at AFS 2019

The FITS Section is not the only group to put together a symposium on new and advanced technologies! In addition to the full-day FITS-sponsored symposium on “Integrating Advanced Technologies into Fisheries and Wildlife Science” on Tuesday, October 1, there are two other symposia you may find interesting: Tuesday, October 1 in the afternoon:¬†Expanding the Final... Read More

2019 OFWIM Annual Meeting Workshop Offering

Have you ever struggled with communicating highly technical information to non-technical stakeholders? One of the workshop offerings for the 2019 OFWIM Annual Meeting can help! Trainers from the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech will be hosting a “Communicating Science” workshop to help us learn how to communicate clearly and overcome the ‚Äúcurse of... Read More

Introduction to QGIS | OFWIM Training & Education Committee Webinar

Please join us for the latest webinar presented by the OFWIM Training & Education Committee Introduction to Quantum GIS – A Virtual Tour of the National Conservation Training Center Thursday July 25, 2019 at 11:00 am PDT (2 pm EDT) Presenter: Don Schrupp To register go to https://ofwim.my.webex.com/ofwim.my/j.php?RGID=rb8a8e747d4e19ddbd983f57bbc582e5d This webinar will be an introduction to... Read More

Reminder: Partnership Travel Award Open for Applications!

The Fisheries Information and Technology Section is proud to announce the 2019 Partnership Travel Award to send a Section member to the 2019 Annual Meeting of OFWIM, the Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers. OFWIM is a fellow non-profit organization that promotes the management and conservation of natural resources by facilitating technology and information... Read More

Tagging a Hot Topic in Journals and at Meeting

Tagging is an essential tool for understanding fish movement, behavior, and growth, and the science behind telemetry is growing constantly. Two papers recently highlighted aspects of fish tagging in North American Journal of Fisheries Management: one evaluating tag retention, health, growth and behavior of Age-0 Musky following acoustic transmitter implantation and one focused on radio... Read More

Imagery obtained via drone of fish schooling

Use of Drones in Fishery Science

Drones are making a splash as they make their way into a Featured Paper in Transactions! The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), commonly referred to as drones, has rapidly expanded across many scientific disciplines. Like other fields, fisheries research would benefit significantly from broader use of this emerging technology but has lagged behind other... Read More

2019 Partnership Travel Award Open for Application!

The Fisheries Information and Technology Section is proud to announce the 2019 Partnership Travel Award to send a Section member to the 2019 Annual Meeting of OFWIM, the Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers. OFWIM is a fellow non-profit organization that promotes the management and conservation of natural resources by facilitating technology and information... Read More

Register for the OFWIM 2019 Conference!

The Organization of Fish & Wildlife Information Managers (OFWIM) is coming to the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV from October 6-10, 2019! To learn more, go to www.OFWIM.org. Early registration ends August 9, 2019: https://www.regonline.com/2019OFWIM Submit abstracts by August 23, 2019: https://www.regonline.com/ofwim19abstracts Read More

2019 Election for FITS President-Elect

The AFS Fisheries Information & Technology Section is conducting elections for the 2019-2021 cycle. As a current member, you are eligible and encouraged to participate. Please read the biographies of each candidate below, and then follow the link to vote. The election closes Friday, 2 August 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Paul... Read More