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March Executive Committee Meeting

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes March 10, 2021 Attendees: Rebecca, Chelsea, Tiffany, Kayla, Paul Communication and Outreach Coordinator (COC) update (Chelsea) Chelsea has Obtained social media credentials from Sarah Grasty (Twitter and Facebook) Chelsea has developed an idea to post to social media regularly with “Vendor alert” posts to highlight... Read More

Please welcome our CFTC Volunteers!

The AFS’s Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration is growing weekly, thanks in large part to the hard work of our wonderful volunteers! Please let these folks know how much you appreciate their contributions next time you talk to them! Meet some of them by watching the slideshow. Here’s a full listing of our volunteers... Read More

February Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes February 10, 2021 Attendees: Kayla, Paul, Tiffany, Chelsea, Rebecca Communication and Outreach Coordinator (COC) update (Chelsea) Working on learning how FITS systems work Rebecca to make a video for posting on wordpress to share with ExCom and future volunteers. Chelsea mentioned that the emails look... Read More

Consider contributing to the 2021 COVID Symposium

The Fisheries Information and Technology Section is hosting a special symposium at AFS Baltimore in November 2021. Please consider submitting a paper to the symposium; abstracts are due March 26!  Keep in mind the 2021 AFS Meeting is being planned as a hybrid event (in-person and virtual attendance options), but may shift to a virtual... Read More

Fisheries Data Analyst Opening

Yakama Nation Fisheries is an exciting and innovative employer working to restore salmon and other historically present species to the Yakama Nation’s territories throughout the Pacific Northwest. We are seeking a qualified individual to assist us in analyzing and reporting fisheries data through our https://yakamafish-nsn.gov/fish-data web site. The position is described fully below. Applications for... Read More

Thank you to our first paying vendor ETS Electrofishing!

FITS launched the online Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration the week of the AFS Virtual Meeting (September 2020), and has since focused on expanding its products and partnering vendors. The Center’s purpose is to provide easy-to-find solutions to AFS members for specific fisheries sampling and analysis needs. We wanted to give a huge shout-out... Read More

January Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes January 8, 2021 Attendees: Kayla, Paul, Tiffany, Rebecca, Chelsea Introductions Update on filling volunteer positions (COC, Resource Policy, ESAB) COC: Chelsea Myles-McBurney, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Discussion of COC priorities Social media: Facebook and twitter accounts Ideas: member highlights, interesting new technology/papers, Fisheries... Read More

Inter-Tribal Monitoring Data Project Coordinator, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is looking to hire a Project Coordinator for the Inter-Tribal Monitoring Data Project that supports fishery data management for four Columbia River Treaty Tribes. The position description can be accessed here: Inter-Tribal Monitoring Data Project Coordinator Please note, that the recruitment period for this position closes on January... Read More

A holiday gift from FITS

Dear Members, We are excited to announce the first annual membership renewal giveway. Why? Because FITS the season for giving – and you can’t spell “gift” without FIT(s)! The following lucky members will receive an automatic Section renewal for 2021: Jae Abel, Santa Clara Valley Water District Aimee Aguilar, Oregon State Benjamin Americus, Oregon State... Read More

December Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes December 4, 2020 Attendees: Tiffany, Rebecca, Paul CFTC Development (Rebecca) Have a reasonable number and diversity of products. Can use this to send targeted letters to specific vendors. Rebecca to draft a letter Member volunteers to recruit vendors and encourage reviews (Kayla) Call to student... Read More