MCMR approves state fish record

16-63-MMS| September 20, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday certified a state fish record for Southern Hake (Urophycis floridana).


The record was established by Jim Smith of Ocean Springs, who caught a 1-pound, 0-ounce fish using conventional tackle.


Photo courtesy MS Department of Marine Resources


Jim Smith


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