CMR certifies two state fishing records

14-53-CWS | June 17, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources certified two recreational saltwater conventional tackle records at its meeting June 17.


Donald L. Bosarge II of Gautier broke the record for gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus) with a 15-pound, 4-ounce fish on May 24. The previous record was 14 pounds, 7 ounces.


Cecily O’Brien of Pascagoula broke the record for red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) with a 4-pound, 2-ounce fish on May 21. The previous record was 3 pounds, 11.68 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


Photo credit: Mississippi Department of Marine Resources


Photo: Donald L. Bosarge II broke the state record for gray snapper.


Photo: Cecily O’Brien broke the state record for red porgy.