The Conservation Division is an important aspect of STAR. This Division plays a vital role in helping FWC and other fisheries management groups gather recreational catch data.
All species of fish caught by STAR entrants including under slot non-tagged redfish are eligible for entry in the Conservation Division.
All fish entries in the Conservation Division are required to be photographed on or with the West Marine official STAR measuring device to accurately indicate the length of the catch if possible.
The winners of the Conservation Division will be determined by a random drawing of all entries in the division.
The STAR Committee emphasizes the importance of following all FWC regulations regarding the handling of all species.
The Conservation, Trash and the Lionfish Division are the only STAR Divisions in which a registered competition angler may submit more than one entry per competition day.