CMR certifies state record for Red Hind

20-24-CWS | April 2, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – During a special session webinar yesterday, the state Commission on Marine Resources certified a state fishing record.


Harley J. Havard, of Lucedale set the record for Red Hind (Epinephelus guttatus) with a fish weighing 4 pounds, 7.36 ounces using a spear.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources


Harley J. Havard with Red Hind

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