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

American Fisheries Society 2024 annual meeting logo

We have a date!

We have a date for our symposium session at the 2024 annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii! The Data and Technology Section’s session, “MacGyvering”: Innovative Problem Solving in Fisheries Science” will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii on Monday, September 16, 2024 from 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM HST, currently set at the Conference Venue, Meeting Room... Read More

2024 National Conference Travel Awards- Deadline: July 5, 2024

The Data and Technology Section is accepting applicants for the Section’s Conference Travel Award to the 2024 National meeting that is being held in Honolulu, Hawaii! There is an opportunity for 3 $500 travel awards! The Conference Travel Award is provided to any Data and Technology Section member who wishes to represent the section at the... Read More

With our name change comes a new look…

With our name change comes a new look… Utilizing input from the 2023 annual business meeting, the ExCom commissioned this new logo to go with our name change that reflects what our Section is about – Data (represented by bar graph), Technology (sonar, computer chip parts), and Fisheries Science (a Fish!). We are excited to... Read More

“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

Call for a Volunteer for the Center for Fisheries Tech

The Center for Fisheries Technology Committee is looking for a volunteer to focus on partner relations. That means simply keeping track of the existing partners we have products for on the Center for Fisheries Technology ( and checking in with them annually to ensure they are happy with their product listings, see if they need... Read More

Join us at the FITS Business Meeting this Tuesday!

2023 FITS Business meeting will be this Tuesday at Aug 22nd @ 5:00pm in the Devos Place- Grand Gallery Overlook E If you are in Grand Rapids, We look forward to seeing you in person! Virtual option is also via TEAMS & Call-in, links available in the meeting agenda below! Agenda for Tuesday’s Meeting can... Read More