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MCMR Certifies Saltwater Fishing Record for Scamp

BILOXI, Miss. – The Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified one Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record during its December 18 meeting.

Thomas O'Brien of Pascagoula broke the state record for Scamp with a 26-pound, 15-ounce fish on November 1, 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: Thomas O'Brien of Pascagoula broke the state record for Scamp with a 26-pound, 15-ounce fish on November 1, 2012.

Contact: Trinity Ryals Walker
Phone: (228) 523-4138

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