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Partnership Travel Award – Always OPEN for Applications!

FITS is ALWAYS accepting applicants for the Section’s Partnership Travel Award! The Partnership Travel Award is provided up to twice annually (once/six-month period) to deserving FITS members who wish to represent the Section at another group’s meeting. The award is meant to encourage networking with others in fisheries and related sciences, to garner ideas on... Read More

April 2022 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes                      April 21, 2022 Attendees: Kayla, Tiffany, Patrick, Paul Old Business Mail poet: Impact of the list cleanup actions (Chelsea) Update next meeting  Potential section rebranding (Tiffany) Changes to bank account. (Kayla) Narrowed down to 4... Read More

Automated Kelp Mapping with BioBase

The BioBase team sat down with Dr. Chris Harrod for a look into how he uses BioBase. Chris (from the UK) is a full professor of Fish and Aquatic Ecology at the University of Antofagasta in Antofagasta, Chile. He does a mixture of research, teaching, and administration tasks but our interest with him was the... Read More

Wildlife Computers’ Tech Used in Gulf Tarpon Study

From 2018 to 2019, citizen scientists tagged 23 tarpon with Wildlife Computers SPOT tags to examine space use and movement across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Tarpon shows a higher tendency to stay in Alabama and Mississippi compared with Louisiana. The examination of tarpon’s habits and movements indicates that Louisiana, an understudied part of their... Read More

Loligo Systems Releases New 360° Swim Tunnel

The new modified version of Loligo’s 30 L and 90 L swim tunnel features a widened midsection that allows the user to place a camera in a dry compartment during operation. This means that you can use the 360° swim tunnel to force-swim animals while filming them through a 10 mm thick acrylic wall from four unobstructed angles:... Read More

FITS Sponsored Symposia in Spokane August 21-25, 2022.

The Fisheries Information and Technology Section of the American Fisheries Society encourages you to submit abstracts to present in the following two symposia at the American Fisheries Society Conference in Spokane, Washington, August 21-25, 2022. “MacGyvering”: Innovative Problem Solving in Fisheries Science We want to hear from all you tinkerers, inventers, and repurposers…the “MacGyvers” of... Read More

March 2022 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes                                                       March 14, 2022 Attendees: Tiffany, Paul, Patrick, Kayla Old Business Mail poet: Impact of the list cleanup actions (Chelsea) Table until next meeting  Potential section rebranding (Tiffany) Required steps – membership involvement to identify new name, bylaws change, membership approval to bylaws and then... Read More

Annual FITS Membership Giveaway! Congrats to the WINNERS!

FITS annual membership renewal giveway is a way for FITS to give back to it’s members by covering the renewal fee of a FITS section membership for the next year. Congratulations to our lucky winners who were randomly selected and notified last month. The following lucky members will receive an automatic Section renewal for 2022:... Read More