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CMR certifies two state fishing records

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Aug. 18, 2015

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CMR certifies two state fishing records

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources certified two conventional tackle state fishing records at its meeting Tuesday.

John Joseph Bullock of Gulfport broke the record for Gray snapper with a 15-pound, 7.79-ounce fish. The previous record was 14 pounds, 7 ounces.

Kerry G. Hester of Ocean Springs established a state record for Fat sleeper with a fish that weighed 1.058 ounces.

Photos courtesy Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Photo 1: John Joseph Bullock broke the state record for Gray snapper.
Photo 2: Kerry Hester established a state record for the Fat sleeper.

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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