Creating a FIP usually requires several participants and it can be difficult to find the right individuals and organizations. The FIP Directory offers a chance for organizations seeking to create a FIP to confidentially advertise for participants. All that is required is a simple email to the site editor stating the potential location of the FIP, the species, the gear type, and the kind of participants required. The editor will then attempt to match this information to other requests submitted to the site. The editor can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.