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Missed the Symposium? Here’s what you missed in “Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Science to Solve Big Problems”

The FITS-sponsored symposium organized by Daniel Weaver and Paul Venturelli drew ten quality presentations at the AFS Virtual Annual Meeting. Many thanks to our organizers for making this happen in such a chaotic meeting year, and many thanks to our speakers for contributing to this great collection of papers!! You can read the abstracts here... Read More

Link to FITS Business meeting Sept 17th 4-5pm EDT

One last reminder of our annual business meeting on Thursday, September 17th from 4-5pm! We hope to see you there! 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  Thank you, Your FITS ExCom Paul Venturelli, President Tiffany Hopper, President-Elect Rebecca Krogman, Past President Kayla Key,... Read More

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SEPTEMBER MEETING MINUTES 2020

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes September 11, 2020 Attendees: Kayla, Paul, Rebecca, Tiffany, Dan Virtual AFS meeting FITS Related Symposia Action Item (Paul): Send reminder to members about FITS related symposia Big Data symposium (Dan) “Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Science to Solve Big Problems” No live session... Read More

The “must-see” symposia at AFS 2020!

Dear FITS members, AFS 2020 is upon us! Here is a list of FITS organized and/or sponsored symposia that you do not want to miss: – Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Science to Solve Big Problems (https://afs.confex.com/afs/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session9352.html) – Angler Reporting and Data Validation (https://afs.confex.com/afs/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session9365.html) – Marking, Tagging, and Tracking (https://afs.confex.com/afs/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session9391.html) – Bayesian Inference:... Read More

Need fisheries equipment? Nets? Software solutions?

Check out the brand new Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration, a searchable online warehouse of fisheries products and services! This is designed to be a one-stop shop for fisheries professionals and students. Brought to you by the Fisheries Info and Tech Section, American Fisheries Society, and its partners, the CFTC is a free service... Read More

FITS Business Meeting Set for September 17!

The annual business meeting of the Fisheries Information and Technology Section will be held September 17th from 4-5 PM Eastern Time. Please submit your agenda items to Kayla Key as soon as possible. More information will be posted on the event page and through this newsletter as it becomes available. We hope you can tune... 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

Executive Committee August Meeting Minutes 2020

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes August 14, 2020 Attendees: Rebecca Krogman, Paul Venturelli, Tiffany Hopper, Kayla Key Virtual AFS meeting Big Data symposium (Dan via email) ExCom is discussing the symposium packages Live or not live CEC workshop (Paul) No report on workshops Action item: Paul to send email to... Read More