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September 2019

Symposium: Marking, Tagging, and Tracking of Fish and Wildlife Part I

September 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

UPDATE: The symposium will be presented in THREE parts on Monday-Wednesday. See the full schedules here: Part 1: https://afstws2019.org/sessions/marking-tagging-and-tracking-of-fish-and-wildlife-part-i/# Part 2: https://afstws2019.org/sessions/marking-tagging-and-tracking-of-fish-and-wildlife-part-ii/ Part 3: https://afstws2019.org/sessions/marking-tagging-and-tracking-of-fish-and-wildlife-part-iii/ Fish and wildlife tracking data inform how individual organisms and populations distribute locally, utilize habitat, migrate over larger scales, and evolve over time. Technological advances in tracking systems ignite the development of new questions about the ecology of species where previous tools did not exist to address them. Analyzed carefully, tracking data may indicate changes…

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October 2019

Symposium: Back to the Future: Can our Survey and License Sales Data Lead Us Forward in Hunting and Fishing?

October 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:20 pm

The combination of constituent survey results and license sales analyses provide unique opportunities to derive insights into motivations of hunters and anglers, and their patterns of activity and participation. Agencies have been conducting hunter and angler surveys for decades, and hunting and fishing license data has been collected since the middle of the 20th century. With this wealth of data at hand, what have we learned about hunters and anglers, and what can we do to remain relevant as the…

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Symposium: Integrating Advanced Technologies in Fish and Wildlife Science

October 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As computing, network, software, and scientific technologies continue to advance and develop rapidly, so too do their applications to fisheries and wildlife research. As a result of this fast-paced growth, keeping atop of new technological developments which could benefit fisheries and wildlife research can be time-consuming and overwhelming. Additionally, use of new technologies can be daunting when specialized knowledge is required to implement or modify these new tools or approaches. With no assurance that there will be a positive cost-benefit…

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Symposium: Marking, Tagging, and Tracking of Fish and Wildlife Part II

October 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

UPDATE: The symposium will be presented in THREE parts on Monday-Wednesday. See the full schedules here: Part 1: https://afstws2019.org/sessions/marking-tagging-and-tracking-of-fish-and-wildlife-part-i/# Part 2: https://afstws2019.org/sessions/marking-tagging-and-tracking-of-fish-and-wildlife-part-ii/ Part 3: https://afstws2019.org/sessions/marking-tagging-and-tracking-of-fish-and-wildlife-part-iii/ Fish and wildlife tracking data inform how individual organisms and populations distribute locally, utilize habitat, migrate over larger scales, and evolve over time. Technological advances in tracking systems ignite the development of new questions about the ecology of species where previous tools did not exist to address them. Analyzed carefully, tracking data may indicate changes…

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Annual Business Meeting of FITS

October 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Peppermill Hotel, Sorrento 3,

Please attend the Annual Business Meeting of FITS, where we will have a number of round-table discussions about ongoing work from the Section. (We will NOT review reports in full during the meeting, as they will be sent out beforehand for review at your leisure. ) Add it to your meeting app schedule here.

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Symposium: Marking, Tagging, and Tracking of Fish and Wildlife Part III

October 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:40 am

UPDATE: The symposium will be presented in THREE parts on Monday-Wednesday. See the full schedules here: Part 1: https://afstws2019.org/sessions/marking-tagging-and-tracking-of-fish-and-wildlife-part-i/# Part 2: https://afstws2019.org/sessions/marking-tagging-and-tracking-of-fish-and-wildlife-part-ii/ Part 3: https://afstws2019.org/sessions/marking-tagging-and-tracking-of-fish-and-wildlife-part-iii/ Fish and wildlife tracking data inform how individual organisms and populations distribute locally, utilize habitat, migrate over larger scales, and evolve over time. Technological advances in tracking systems ignite the development of new questions about the ecology of species where previous tools did not exist to address them. Analyzed carefully, tracking data may indicate changes…

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August 2020

Symposium on Big Data: Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences to Solve Big Problems

August 31, 2020 - September 3, 2020

Learn more about this 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 are too large in volume, high in velocity, and/or varied in structure to share, manipulate, or analyze using traditional software tools or analytical techniques. The quantity and rate of data collection in some instances have outpaced our technological capabilities…

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Symposium: Bayesian Inference: Applications and Interpretation

August 31, 2020 - September 3, 2020

Don't miss this outstanding FITS-supported symposium “Bayesian Inference: Applications and Interpretation.” Bayesian inference has become a common tool used by fisheries managers, scientists, and researchers. However, many are still learning about the utility of this tool to make decisions about their study system and appropriately handle messy ecological data. Bayesian inference permits modeling complex relationships, provides a transparent method of incorporating prior information, and model results provide a rich suite of information about the study system. This session will demonstrate…

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Symposium: Marking, Tagging, and Tracking

August 31, 2020 - September 3, 2020

Last year, FITS helped plan a very successful, three-day symposium on marking, tagging, and tracking. We are excited to present another symposium on “Marking, Tagging, and Tracking.” Tracking data inform how individual organisms and populations distribute locally, utilize habitat, migrate over larger scales, and evolve over time. Analyzed carefully, these data may indicate changes in climate and land use, biodiversity, invasive species, predict spread of diseases or parasites, and correspond to effectiveness of stocking efforts. Successful approaches not only involve…

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September 2020

FITS Annual Business Meeting (Virtual)

September 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The annual business meeting of the Fisheries Information and Technology Section will be held September 17th from 4-5 PM Eastern Time. Click here to get to the meeting website event: https://afs.confex.com/afs/2020/meetingapp.cgi/Session/9714 Please submit any new business to Kayla Key as soon as possible. Direct link to the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/944560733 2020 FITS Business Meeting Agenda 2019 Reno FITS Business Meeting Minutes 2020 Secretary/Treasurer's Report 

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