Irving, Texas, March 15, 2016 – Elemental Methods, LLC announced today its official sponsorship of the Coastal Conservation Association’s (CCA) Florida State-wide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo (STAR), Florida’s largest fishing tournament. Elemental Methods is a technology sponsor of the CCA Florida STAR Tournament. Elemental Methods will be providing the Cloud, Web, and Mobile technologies used in delivering the 2016 tournament.
Florida STAR is a Catch & Photo tournament designed to educate the general public about the importance of conservation of Florida’s marine resources. The format encourages sportsmen and sportswomen of all ages to protect and conserve Florida’s fishery resources for future viability and availability for all recreational anglers. It is one of the most angler inclusive tournaments in the state of Florida and provides all anglers an opportunity to participate. By participating in STAR, Florida anglers aid in the collection of significant scientific.
“We’re thrilled to be working again with CCA Florida in the delivery of the 2016 STAR,“ said Michael Christopher, Managing Director at Elemental Methods. “While participating in one of Florida’s premier fishing tournaments, anglers provide timely and accurate catch data for research and fisheries management. This information is critical in decisions by fisheries managers to keep fish populations stable.”
The CCA Florida STAR tournament kicks off Saturday, May 28, 2016, Memorial Day weekend, and ends at 5 p.m., September 5, 2016, Labor Day offering participants a total of 101 days of fishing. With nearly $500,000 in prizes and scholarships available, over 7,500 anglers are expected to participate in this year’s tournament.
Specially tagged redfish are the main attraction in the CCA Florida STAR tournament. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and CCA Florida officials will release STAR tagged redfish along the east and west coasts of Florida several days prior to the start of the tournament. For participants, catching one of these redfish could result in winning a boat/motor/trailer package or a new truck.