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AFS Baltimore registration giveaway for qualifying FITS members!

What does being a member of the Fisheries Information and Technology Section (FITS) get you? How about assistance attending the Annual Meeting?! This year, FITS is excited to cover Early Bird or Virtual registration for AFS Baltimore (6-10 November 2021) for 10 lucky FITS members who qualify as Students or Early Career Professional (https://fisheries.org/membership/types-of-membership/#student), and... Read More

May Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes                                                       May 13, 2021   Attendees: Paul, Bryan, Kayla, Rebecca Welcome Webmaster Bryan Minihan (Paul) Bryan is working with Grant to get more access that he needs for wordpress Kayla to start forwarding the list of current members so that Bryan can help with updating... Read More

Vote on Bylaw changes by Friday, May 10th @ 5pm!

Please vote on the following bylaw changes by Friday, 10 May 2021 at 5 pm eastern (link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcEVqcspwbn119qocr5PrnPG0ho6k0dhWKmN-qZWivMUGS5A/viewform?usp=sf_link). These changes are intended to reduce the burden of service in years 1 and 6 by clearly specifying officer duties. Our full bylaws are here: https://units.fisheries.org/fits/about/history-and-bylaws/.  As per Article IX 1. A., a 2/3 majority of active... Read More

April Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes April 21, 2021 Attendees: Chelsea, Rebecca, Tiffany, Paul Communication and Outreach Coordinator (COC) update (Chelsea) Chelsea held a meeting with volunteers Sam and Hannah. She developed a drop box where volunteers can add content and create a schedule for posting. Volunteers have not received credentials... Read More

March Executive Committee Meeting

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes March 10, 2021 Attendees: Rebecca, Chelsea, Tiffany, Kayla, Paul Communication and Outreach Coordinator (COC) update (Chelsea) Chelsea has Obtained social media credentials from Sarah Grasty (Twitter and Facebook) Chelsea has developed an idea to post to social media regularly with “Vendor alert” posts to highlight... Read More

Please welcome our CFTC Volunteers!

The AFS’s Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration is growing weekly, thanks in large part to the hard work of our wonderful volunteers! Please let these folks know how much you appreciate their contributions next time you talk to them! Meet some of them by watching the slideshow. Here’s a full listing of our volunteers... Read More

February Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes February 10, 2021 Attendees: Kayla, Paul, Tiffany, Chelsea, Rebecca Communication and Outreach Coordinator (COC) update (Chelsea) Working on learning how FITS systems work Rebecca to make a video for posting on wordpress to share with ExCom and future volunteers. Chelsea mentioned that the emails look... Read More

Consider contributing to the 2021 COVID Symposium

The Fisheries Information and Technology Section is hosting a special symposium at AFS Baltimore in November 2021. Please consider submitting a paper to the symposium; abstracts are due March 26!  Keep in mind the 2021 AFS Meeting is being planned as a hybrid event (in-person and virtual attendance options), but may shift to a virtual... Read More

Fisheries Data Analyst Opening

Yakama Nation Fisheries is an exciting and innovative employer working to restore salmon and other historically present species to the Yakama Nation’s territories throughout the Pacific Northwest. We are seeking a qualified individual to assist us in analyzing and reporting fisheries data through our https://yakamafish-nsn.gov/fish-data web site. The position is described fully below. Applications for... Read More

Thank you to our first paying vendor ETS Electrofishing!

FITS launched the online Center for Fisheries Technology and Collaboration the week of the AFS Virtual Meeting (September 2020), and has since focused on expanding its products and partnering vendors. The Center’s purpose is to provide easy-to-find solutions to AFS members for specific fisheries sampling and analysis needs. We wanted to give a huge shout-out... Read More