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Ocean Springs man makes state record catch

Jim Smith of Ocean Springs has had his state record catch for Southern Hake certified.
Jim Smith of Ocean Springs has had his state record catch for Southern Hake certified. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

An Ocean Springs man has received official certification for a state record catch.

The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources announced the certification on Tuesday, establishing a new record for the Southern Hake.

Jim Smith of Ocean Springs caught the 1-pound, 0-ounce fish using conventional tackle.

The scientific name for the fish is Urophycis floridana.

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