Publications & Resources

Center for Fisheries Research & Development


Identification Guide to Sharks of Mississippi [761k pdf]
By Dr. Eric Hoffmayer, Jim Franks and John Shelley, 58-page field guide to Mississippi sharks, with photos and key characteristics to aid in identifying sharks.

Sport Fish Tag & Release Program [2030k pdf]
A description of the tagging programs for spotted seatrout (speckled trout), cobia (lemonfish, ling, cobio), and tripletail (blackfish). Includes program history, how to participate, fish tagging instructions, and results.

Biological Aspects of Tripletail [3006kb pdf]
A slide show introduction to the tripletail or blackfish: including angling, life history, tagging research, aquaculture. Prepared by Read Hendon, Director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development, presented to the Historic Ocean Springs Saltwater Fly Fishing Club in 2012.