Call for Volunteers!

Looking for a way to get more involved? FITS wants you! The Fisheries Information and Technology Section works to connect fisheries scientists with the solutions they need for fisheries research and management. Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration Committee – This committee will work to establish an environment both at the Annual Meeting and online... Read More

Job Opening – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Under the direction of the Program Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating with Divisional staff and Department committees to coordinate Inland Fisheries information. Responsibilities includes serving as the Internet Page Librarian/Coordinator, designing and upgrading Divisional information on the Department’s Internet site, assisting divisional staff with preparation of information suitable for the Internet, monitoring customer... Read More

First Look at AFS Candidates for 2nd VP

AFS invites members to register for two upcoming webinars! Meet the Officer Candidates – 2019 Election Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register now! AFS is offering a new opportunity for the membership to meet the 2019 Second Vice President candidates! Two candidates are running for this position, which involves a... Read More

Abstract Deadline Extended to Friday April 19!

FITS is sponsoring three outstanding symposia this year, and you should be a part of one! Submit an abstract of 200 words and request to be included in: Integrating Advanced Technologies to Improve Data Quality and Reduce Bias in Fisheries and Wildlife Population Research and Management Marking, Tagging, and Tracking of Fish and Wildlife Back... Read More

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