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MCMR Certifies Three Saltwater Fishing Records

BILOXI, Miss. – The Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified two Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle records and one recreational saltwater fly-fish tackle record during its Aug. 21 meeting.

Ronnie McMillan of Lucedale broke the state conventional record for Red Grouper with a 20-pound, 1.28-ounce fish on July 7, 2012.

John Mayne II of Pass Christian set a new state conventional record for Lemon Shark with an 83-pound, 2-ounce fish on June 30, 2012.

Don Abrams of Ocean Springs set a new state fly-fish record for Gulf Kingfish with a 1-pound, 4.7-ounce fish on July 25, 2012.

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 MDMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov.

PHOTO CREDIT: Photos courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Photo cutline: Ronnie McMillan of Lucedale broke the Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record with a Red Grouper weighing 20 pounds, 1.28 ounces.

Photo cutline: John Mayne II of Pass Christian set a new Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record with a Lemon Shark weighing 83 pounds, 2 ounces.

Photo cutline: Don Abrams of Ocean Springs set a new Mississippi recreational saltwater fly-fish tackle record with a Gulf Kingfish weighing 1 pounds, 4.7 ounces.

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