CMR certifies two state records

19-56-CWS | September 18, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified two state fishing records.


Tucker House of Saucier set the record for Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) with a shark weighing 15 pounds, 2.4 ounces using conventional tackle.


Sean Cook of D’Iberville set the record for Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) with a fish weighing 1 pound, 13.44 ounces using a spear.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources


  1. Tucker House
  2. Sean Cook

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