CMR Certifies Four State Saltwater Fishing Records

11-121-CWS | November 17, 2011

BILOXI, Miss. – The Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) certified four Mississippi recreational saltwater fishing records during its November meeting. Mark Herrmann of Gulfport broke the state conventional tackle record for Blackfin Tuna with a 33-pound, .8-ounce fish on May 7, 2011.

 

Jonathan Stanley of Biloxi broke the state conventional tackle record for Atlantic Cutlassfish with a 2-pound, 9.44-ounce fish on July 16, 2011.

 

David Kuehn of Gautier broke the state conventional tackle record for Vermillion Snapper with a 5-pound, 1-ounce fish on October 11, 2011.

 

Don Abrams of Ocean Springs broke the state fly-fishing record for Lemon Shark with an 11-pound, 15-ounce fish on October 15, 2011.

 

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.

 

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

 

Photo A cutline: Mark Herrmann of Gulfport broke the state conventional tackle record for Blackfin Tuna with a 33 pound, .8-ounce fish on May 7, 2011.

 

Photo B cutline: Jonathan Stanley of Biloxi broke the state conventional tackle record for Atlantic Cutlassfish with a 2-pound, 9.44-ounce fish on July 16, 2011.

 

Photo C cutline: David Kuehn of Gautier broke the state conventional tackle record for Vermillion Snapper with a 5-pound, 1-ounce fish on October 11, 2011.

 

Photo D cutline: Don Abrams of Ocean Springs broke the state fly-fishing record for Lemon Shark with an 11-pound, 15-ounce fish on October 15, 2011.

 

Contact: Jennifer Goldman Leirer
Phone: 228-523-4101

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