18-11-MMS| April 17, 2018
BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified three state fishing records.
Christopher Barlow of Vancleave set the record for Gulf Flounder (Paralichthys albigutta) with a fish weighing 1 pound, 2.4 ounces using conventional tackle.
In the new youth division, the following records were set using conventional tackle.
Margaret Elaine Schindler, 8, of Diamondhead set a record for Silver Perch (Bairdiella chrysoura) with a fish weighing 2.8 ounces.
Myles Fallo, 11, of Pascagoula set a record for Slippery Wrasse (Halichoeres bivittatus) with a fish weighing 6.88 ounces.
Photos courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources
Margaret Elaine Schindler
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 dmr.ms.gov.