MCMR certifies new state saltwater fishing record for Atlantic bumper

14-42-LST| May 20, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified a Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record during its May 20 meeting.


Thomas O’Brien of Pascagoula broke the state conventional record for Atlantic bumper with a 6.03-ounce fish on April 27, 2014. The previous record was 3.45 ounces set in August 2013.


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