Society Update

“MacGyvering” Symposium is Back!!- Updated Deadline: May 3rd

The “MacGyvering”: Innovative Problem Solving in Fisheries Science is back 🥳 and the call for abstracts is open! This has been a really successful session the past couple of annual meetings, and we are looking forward to continuing to platform these solutions! Call for Abstracts Deadline: Friday May 3rd, 2024 Is this Symposium right for... Read More

Hooked on a Webinar Idea?

Have an interesting webinar subject that you would like to present to the entire AFS Membership? The American Fisheries Society is rolling out a challenge to all Sections to co-sponsor a webinar session! Let us know if you have a topic of interest you would like to present, and we can put you into contact... Read More

It’s Official! Our Section has a new name….

Welcome to the Data and Technology Section of the American Fisheries Society! As discussed at the Annual Business meeting in Michigan, the Fisheries Information and Technology Section name change to the Data and Technology Section was approved by the parent society. We appreciate everyone who was a part of this significant change in our Section’s... Read More

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

AFS meeting organizers seeking help with Slack

Dear FITS community, Please read on if you have experience with Slack (or would like to learn), and are interested in helping AFS out with the virtual meeting. AFS is developing the Slack workspace and channels for the meeting, and needs additional help.  The goal is to have Slack be a primary tool for participants... Read More

AFS Equal Opportunities Section Travel Award

The AFS Equal Opportunities Section is leading an effort to increase participation in the Society by graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. Travel awards not exceeding $500 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist at least one graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) and one undergraduate student with... Read More

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

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