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MCMR certifies state fishing record

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Oct. 20, 2015

MCMR certifies state fishing record

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources certified a state fishing record during its Oct. 20 meeting.

Using conventional tackle, Harold Charlton, III of Ocean Springs broke the state record for the Spotfin hogfish (Bodianus pulchellus) with a fish that weighed 15.2 ounces. The previous record set Oct. 9, 2013 was 12.64 ounces.

Photo courtesy Mississippi Department of Marine Resources:
Harold Charlton, III of Ocean Springs broke the state record for the Spotfin hogfish

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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