15-54-MMS| July 21, 2015
BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources certified two state fishing records at its meeting Tuesday.
John Cuevas of Pass Christian set the convention tackle record for the Black driftfish (Hypercoglyphe bythites). The fish weighed 23 pounds, 3.84 ounces. The previous record was 15 pounds, 7.2 ounces and was set Aug. 13, 2007.
John Reed Guice of Biloxi established a fly-fishing record for the Almaco Jack (Seriola rivoliana). The fish weighed 4.48 ounces.
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.