CMR certifies four state records

20-38-BK | May 19, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources certified four all tackle state fishing records at today’s monthly meeting.


Abigail Daniels, 13, of Pass Christian set a state record using a cast net for Highfin Goby (Gabinoellus oceanicus) with a fish weighing 0.78 ounces.


Harley J. Harvard of Lucedale set three state records using a spear for African Pompano (Alectis ciliaris) with a fish weighing 37 pounds, 1.44 ounces, Ocean Triggerfish (Canthidermis sufflamen) with a fish weighing 5 pounds, 9.6 ounces and Spanish Hogfish (Bodianus rufus) with a fish weighing 1 pound, 14.08 ounces.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources

  1. Abigail Daniels with Highfin Goby
  2. Harley J. Harvard with African Pompano
  3. Harley J. Harvard with Ocean Triggerfish
  4. Harley J. Harvard with Spanish 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