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MCMR Certifies Five State Saltwater Fishing Records

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified five Mississippi recreational saltwater fishing records during its July meeting.

Cecily O'Brien of Pascagoula broke the state conventional tackle record for Atlantic Spadefish with a 9-pound, 8-ounce fish on June 3, 2013.

Tommy O'Brien of Pascagoula broke the state conventional tackle record for Lookdown with a 3-pound, 0-ounce fish on June 11, 2013.

Mark Alan Ros Jr. of Ocean Springs broke the state conventional tackle record for Gray Snapper with a 13-pound, 15-ounce fish on June 12, 2013.

Jack Paul Edwards of Moss Point broke the state conventional tackle record for Skipjack Tuna with a 29-pound, 11-ounce fish on June 16, 2013.

Doug Borries of Ocean Springs set a new state fly fishing tackle record for Gaftopsail Catfish with a 4-pound, 10-ounce fish on June 25, 2013.

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 MDMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Photos courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Photo A:  Cecily O’Brien of Pascagoula broke the state conventional tackle record for Atlantic Spadefish with a 9-pound, 8-ounce fish on June 3, 2013.

Photo B:  Tommy O’Brien of Pascagoula broke the state conventional tackle record for Lookdown with a 3-pound, 0-ounce fish on June 11, 2013.

Photo C:  Mark Alan Ros Jr. of Ocean Springs broke the state conventional tackle record for Gray Snapper with a 13-pound, 15-ounce fish on June 12, 2013.

Photo D:  Jack Paul Edwards of Moss Point broke the state conventional tackle record for Skipjack Tuna with a 29-pound, 11-ounce fish on June 16, 2013.

Photo E:  Doug Borries of Ocean Springs set a new state fly fishing tackle record for Gaftopsail Catfish with a 4-pound, 10-ounce fish on June 25, 2013.

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