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CMR certifies state fish record

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May 16, 2017

CMR certifies state fish record

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday approved a new state record for the Finetooth Shark.

Shiloh Turner of Bentonia, Miss., caught the fish, which weighed 46 pounds, 10.4 ounces. The previous record was 34 pounds, 8.64 ounces, which was set in July 2016.

Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

Shiloh Turner of Bentonia, Miss., set a new state record for the Finetooth Shark.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at dmr.ms.gov.

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