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CMR certifies four state records

14-79-MMS Sept. 16, 2014

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CMR certifies four state records

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources certified four state saltwater fishing records during its Sept. 16 meeting.

Timothy Striegel of Jackson broke the conventional tackle record for Speckled Hind with a 5-pound, 8.8-ounce fish. The previous record was 1 pound, 9.3 ounces set in June 2014.

David Floyd of Pascagoula established a conventional tackle record for Bluntnose Jack with a 10.2-ounce fish.

Jimmy Taylor of Biloxi established a conventional tackle record for Unicorn Filefish with a 1-pound, 2-ounce fish.

Doug Borries of Vancleave established a fly-fishing record for Atlantic Croaker with a 14.9-ounce fish.

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 www.dmr.ms.gov.

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