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Rolling Lab on Wheels Hauled Habitat Materials across the Country

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – (June 14, 2018) – On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, employees of Shell, Shell Lubricants customers, national media outlets, Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida) and CCA’s National Habitat Program, the Building Conservation Trust (BCT), gathered at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida to learn the results of the Starship cross-country drive.

“Through this road trip, we were able to test the Starship truck along with a number of technologies available today and provide insight into what trucking fleets and owner/operators could consider adopting to help reduce fuel use and emissions as they haul heavy loads,” said Carlos Maurer, president, Shell Lubricants Americas. “We were fortunate that our relationship with Building Conservation Trust and CCA Florida made the perfect load available – reef material – that helped us complete our cross-country drive and create a new oasis for ocean life off the Florida coast.” 

Read more: Shell Reveals Starship Initiative Results at Finale Event


CCA Florida STAR, presented by Yamaha, kicks off Saturday, May 26, and offers $500,000 in prizes.

On Saturday, May 26 at posted sunrise, the 4thAnnual CCA Florida STAR, presented by Yamaha, kicks off in Florida and encourages thousands of anglers of all ages to fish, photograph and release their catch for their share of $500,000 in prizes.  CCA Florida, the state’s leading organization dedicated to marine fisheries conservation,education and advocacy, organizes the 101-day fishing event, which targets 11 species in 17 divisions, with most division winners determined by a random drawing, a format that encourages participants to protect and conserve Florida’s fisheries for future generations.  

As the largest family-friendly saltwater fishing competition in Florida, the event runs through Labor Day and boasts amazing prizes from CCA Florida partners for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

The first eight registered anglers who catch a tagged redfish will be eligible for prizes including a new truck or boat, motor and trailer package. Adult anglers will be eligible for their choice of confirmed prizes in the signature Tagged Redfish Division including a Contender 22 Sport, a GMC Sierra truck, a Pathfinder 2200 TRS, a Hewes Redfisher 16, a Carolina Skiff 21 Ultra and a Cottonmouth Aluminum Bay/Flats boat, all powered by Yamaha.  Prizes for the first two youth anglers in this division include a Carolina Skiff 16JVX CC boat, powered with a Yamaha 40 HP motor and trailer. The first registered angler catching a tagged dolphin is eligible for $10,000 cash or scholarship. 

In addition to the Tagged Redfish and Tagged Dolphin Divisions, other divisions include:

Saltmarsh Skiff by Ankona Boats Open Inshore Division, featuring:
-Non-tagged Redfish, presented by Atlas Heavy Duty Jack Plate
-Snook Division, presented by Bossman Boats
-Spotted Seatrout Division, presented by Stumpknocker Boats
-Tarpon Division, presented by Humminbird


Textron Off Road Offshore Division, featuring:
-Kingfish Division, presented by Cannon
-Grouper Division
-Non-tagged Dolphin

Other Divisions, including:
-Youth Scholarship Division, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors
-Ladies Division
-Fly Division
-Kayak Division
-Professional Guides Division, presented by Yamaha
-Conservation Division, presented by Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchor
-Costa Kick Plastic Trash Division, presented by Sunsect
-Lionfish Division

Registration is $40 for current CCA Florida members, or $75 for non-members, which includes CCA Florida membership. Kids ages 6-17 can register for free with their current ($10) CCA Florida youth membership. 

All entries must be photographed with the official 2018 CCA Florida Measuring Device, which is now available free of charge at various locations throughout the state, including all Florida West Marine stores, our preferred distribution location.  For more information and a full listing of measuring device locations, visit


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