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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

Call for Officer Nominations

The Fisheries Information & Technology Section is accepting nominations for the next President-elect. Put your name in the hat today, or nominate someone that you know. Only FITS members are eligible. As President-elect, you will spend two years assisting with decision-making and planning as a member of the Executive Committee. A typical year involves section and parent... Read More

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes March 8, 2019   Attendees: Kayla, Julie, Rebecca, Dan, Paul Welcome to Dan Weaver AFS 2019 Planning Update Symposium proposal (Advanced Tech) has been submitted as well as workshop (data management) proposal submitted. Need to start contacting potential speakers for symposium. Most of workshop is... Read More

ExCom Conference Call

8 February 2019 Attendees: Rebecca Krogman, Julie Defilippi Simpson, Paul Venturelli, Sarah Grasty Officer and Committee Reports President – Rebecca Nothing to report President-Elect – Paul Nothing to report ESAB – Rebecca Amberle on leave for a bit, Melissa has a summary report already being used regarding membership services Governing Board Reporting Tool is being... Read More

Job Opening – Florida – Ecological Data Specialist

OPS F&W BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST III – 77907468 1 Date: Dec 6, 2018 Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32601 Requisition No: 49821 Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Working Title: OPS F&W Biological Scientist III – 77907468 Position Number: 77907468 Salary: $24.04/hour Posting Closing Date: 01/06/2019 FWC-FWRI OPS Ecological Data Specialist: The Florida Fish and... Read More

Conference Call

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes December 11 2018 Officer and Committee Reports (Kayla, Rebecca, Julie, Paul, Guest: Steve Kambouris) Rebecca ESAB Procedures update Membership Services Survey being analyzed Julie Communication Committee-Strategic communications among AFS Formulating Procedures Brand Revitalization-membership survey ~1600 responses Communications position: One person from every division, Section representatives:... Read More