CMR certifies state fish record for Scamp

16-50-MMS| July 19, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified a state record for Scamp (Mycteroperca phenax).


Joey Antoon of Pascagoula set the record with a 28-pound, 4.32-ounce fish he caught on June 11. The previous record was 26 pounds, 15 ounces and was set in November of 2012.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources


Joey Antoon, left, and Brandon Bosarge pose with a Scamp that Antoon caught in June. The fish set a new state record for Scamp, and the MCMR certified the record on Tuesday, July 19.


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