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Submit an Abstract for FITS’ Advanced Tech Symposium at AFS/TWS!

Hello FITS members! As many of you may have seen, abstract submission is now open for the 2019 AFS-TWS meeting. Our unit is hosting a symposium comprised of presentations that focus on how advanced technology is progressing and being used in the field of fisheries research. A link to the session abstract may be found here. If your work may... Read More

Marking, Tagging, and Tracking of Fish and Wildlife

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... Read More

Back to the Future Symposium

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.... Read More

Integrating Advanced Technologies in Fish and Wildlife Science

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... Read More

Job Opening – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Under the direction of the Program Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating with Divisional staff and Department committees to coordinate Inland Fisheries information. Responsibilities includes serving as the Internet Page Librarian/Coordinator, designing and upgrading Divisional information on the Department’s Internet site, assisting divisional staff with preparation of information suitable for the Internet, monitoring customer... Read More

First Look at AFS Candidates for 2nd VP

AFS invites members to register for two upcoming webinars! Meet the Officer Candidates – 2019 Election Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time Register now! AFS is offering a new opportunity for the membership to meet the 2019 Second Vice President candidates! Two candidates are running for this position, which involves a... Read More

Abstract Deadline Extended to Friday April 19!

FITS is sponsoring three outstanding symposia this year, and you should be a part of one! Submit an abstract of 200 words and request to be included in: Integrating Advanced Technologies to Improve Data Quality and Reduce Bias in Fisheries and Wildlife Population Research and Management Marking, Tagging, and Tracking of Fish and Wildlife Back... Read More

Back to the Future: A FITS-Sponsored Symposium on License Data Lessons

As many of you may have seen, abstract submission is now open for the 2019 AFS-TWS meeting. The symposium I proposed about license sales analyses and constituent survey results to derive insights into motivations of hunters and anglers, and their patterns of activity and participation, has been accepted. Below you can review the session abstract.  If your work may... Read More

Check out the Estuaries Section’s Symposium

The Estuaries Section of the American Fisheries Society presents a symposium on Management Applications of Estuarine Datasets at the 2019 AFS-TWS Joint Annual Conference in Reno, NV. If interested in participating, please contact Catherine Johnston (catherine_johnston@fws.gov). Abstracts are due on April 12, 2019. Fisheries and wildlife datasets collected in estuaries serve many functions. These datasets... Read More