Thor Goodfellow set a state record for the cownose ray. (Photo source: DMR)
Jordan Mathews set a state record for the spinner shark. (Photo source: DMR)
Riley Saucier set a state record for the gulf kingfish. (Photo source: DMR)
Three coast anglers set or broke state records in July. The state Commission on Marine Resources certified the recreational conventional tackle records during its August 19 meeting.
Thor Goodfellow of Gulfport established a state record for a cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus) with a 28-pound, 9-ounce fish on July 5, 2014.
Riley Saucier of Pascagoula broke the state record for a gulf kingfish (Menticirrhus littoralis) with a 2-pound fish on July 5, 2014. The previous record was 1 pound, 15.36 ounces, set in 2009.
Jordan Mathews of Biloxi broke the state record for a spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) with a 164-pound, 7-ounce fish on July 5, 2014. The previous record was 159 pounds, 4.8 ounces, set in 2004.
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The Commission on Marine Resources considered a proposal at Tuesday's meeting to allow another recreational red snapper season this year. The DMR staff presented the proposal, pointing to the limited participation and catch during the special weekend snapper season in July in state waters. However, after some consideration, the CMR postponed any final decision until its September meeting.More >>