Angler Sets New Mississippi State Record for Bonnethead Shark

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

News Release

Contact: Jennifer Goldman Leirer
May 16, 2012

CMR Certifies Saltwater Fishing Record for Bonnethead

BILOXI, Miss. – The Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) certified one Mississippi recreational saltwater conventional tackle record during its May 15 meeting.

Michael Fournier, Sr. of Saucier set the new state record for Bonnethead with a 12‐pound, 11‐ounce fish on April 2, 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.

Source and Photo Credit: Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.


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