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MCMR Certifies Saltwater Fishing Records for Squirrelfish, Great Barracuda and Greater Amberjack

BILOXI, Miss. – The Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified three Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle records during its September 18 meeting.

Hannah Walker of Memphis, Tenn. set the state record for Squirrelfish with a 1-pound, 3-ounce fish on August 3, 2012.

Matt Glenn of Pascagoula broke the state record for Great Barracuda with a 52-pound, 6-ounce fish on August 21, 2012.

Mike Jimerson of Ocean Springs broke the state record for Greater Amberjack with a 124-pound, 4-ounce fish on August 4, 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 A cutline: Hannah Walker of Memphis, Tenn. set the state record for Squirrelfish with a 1-pound, 3-ounce fish on August 3, 2012.

Photo B cutline: Matt Glenn of Pascagoula broke the state record for Great Barracuda with a 52-pound, 6-ounce fish on August 21, 2012.

Photo C cutline: Mike Jimerson of Ocean Springs broke the state record for Greater Amberjack with a 124-pound, 4-ounce fish on August 4, 2012. 

Contact: Trinity Ryals
Phone: 228-523-4138

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