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Membership Feedback on potential By-Law Changes

Dear FITS members, We are requesting feedback on a potential by-law change that would reduce FITS presidency terms from 6 to 4 years. Leading officers currently serve a total of 6 years (two as president-elect, two as president, and two as past president), which can be a barrier to recruitment and participation. This is a... Read More

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes June 2020

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes June 12, 2020 Attendees: Rebecca Krogman, Paul Venturelli, Tiffany Hopper Virtual AFS meeting 150 booth postponed to Baltimore 2021 (general discussion) AFS is asking units to preview their exhibits to the membership via brief descriptions in Fisheries. We will keep an eye out for further... Read More

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes May 2020

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes May 8, 2020 Attendees: Rebecca Krogman, Paul Venturelli, Tiffany Hopper, Kayla Key, Dan Weaver Sarah Grasty’s update (via email; could not attend): We are still planning to do a 3rd FITS article in Fisheries Magazine. Should know if/when that’ll be published within the next few... Read More

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes April 2020

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes April 17, 2020 (delayed one week for ex-com members adjusting to the pandemic) Attendees: Rebecca Krogman, Paul Venturelli, Tiffany Hopper CFTC Rebecca relayed information and recommendations to Steve Kambouris for AFS 150 A major aim is to increase Tech Talk visibility. They will be “selectable”... Read More

AFS Equal Opportunities Section Travel Award

The AFS Equal Opportunities Section is leading an effort to increase participation in the Society by graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. Travel awards not exceeding $500 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist at least one graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) and one undergraduate student with... Read More

2nd VP Election: Meet the Candidates in this Webinar!

Dear membership, We have the 2nd VP Election coming up very soon.  As part of this we have a webinar scheduled for members to meet the candidates – Julie Defilippi Simpson and Cecil Jenniings.  This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know these two exceptional AFS members who have agreed to make the commitment... Read More

**Virtual Spring Conference** An Update from Leadership

AFS Virtual Spring Conference 2020: A message from leadership “We wanted to provide an update for you on the virtual conference.  We have a full 10 talks to lead us off on April 16 (Orth Plenary, 7 Alaska, 2 contributed), 48 submitted abstracts and counting, and over $5,000 raised so far from Sponsors!  As of... Read More

Submit Your Abstracts for the AFS 150th Meeting

Some outstanding symposia are planned for Columbus, Ohio. Don’t forget to prepare and submit your abstracts for the FITS-hosted symposium “Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences to Solve Big Problems.” Advancing technologies and software have allowed us to collect and process enormous amounts of data (aka “big data”). Big data are data that... Read More

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes- March 2020

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes March 13, 2020   Attendees: Kayla, Rebecca, Paul, Dan, Tiffany Old Business Rebecca has fixed the email/newsletter issue. Limited to one user on mailchimp and limits on sending emails Difficult to manage as a group MailPoet has been activated on the FITS Site. Action Item:... Read More