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Welcome to Georgia’s Coastal Resources Division Website

Coastal Georgia is a region rich in history, beauty, mystery and natural wonders. Cultures have mixed here for ages, just as the rivers mix with the sea. With its large tidal ranges, vast salt marshes and picturesque barrier islands, coastal Georgia has drawn people throughout history.

The Coastal Resources Division is the state agency entrusted to manage Georgia's coastal marshes, beaches, waters, and marine fisheries resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The Division's service area extends from the inland reach of the tidal waters to three miles offshore.

News & Public Notices

Press Release


Brunswick, Ga.
January 24, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. The DNR will continue its policy of requiring those who possess or fish for whelks with trawl gear in Georgia waters to have a no-charge letter of authorization, the original of which must remain onboard the vessel during fishing activities.


Brunswick, Ga.
November 08, 2016 - November 08, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA-DNR) hosted the state’s first Climate Conference on November 2-3, 2016 on Jekyll Island, drawing 217 participants from universities, state agencies, local governments, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the private sector.

The conference, titled “Prepare, Respond and Adapt: Is Georgia Climate Ready?” featured 18 sessions and 72 presentations on diverse topics connected to the state’s changing environmental conditions. The event highlighted existing efforts, facilitated the exchange of information and promoted collaboration on current and future climate-related projects in Georgia.

Brunswick, Ga.
August 09, 2016 - August 09, 2017

The votes are in and Georgians will soon have the opportunity to purchase a new motor vehicle license plate to support marine habitat conservation. Online voting ended last month and the winner is a plate designed by Cobb County graphic artist, Omar Murcia. 

Brunswick, Ga.
August 05, 2016 - August 05, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of Springfield, Georgia.

Brunswick, Ga.
July 06, 2016 - July 06, 2017

Commissioner of Natural Resources, Mark Williams has announced the appointment of Zachary Harris of St. Simons Island to fill the unexpired term of Superior Court Judge-Elect, Bert Guy on the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee.  Mr. Harris was appointed by the Board of Natural Resources during their June 29th meeting.

Brunswick, Ga.
June 21, 2016 - June 21, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s state record for king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, landed in Georgia by Jessica Pace of Savannah, Georgia.


Public Notice 

January 10, 2017

TerraCap, LLC,

Construction of a 6-unit Condominium Building, Driveway,  Pool, Pool Deck, Masonry Wall, and Landscaping

1124 Postell Avenue,

St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia


Public Notice 

January 12, 2017

Chatham County

Drainage System Improvements

Norwood-Skidaway Avenue, Herb Creek,

Chatham County, Georgia

Public Notices

January 24, 2017

Jenny Orr


Temporary Activities

South Beach Area, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Atlantic Ocean, Georgia

January 24, 2017

Emerald Shores Productions, Inc.

Laura Bryant, Locations Manager

Film Production and related activities

Chatham Avenue and 19th Street Dune Crossovers and adjacent beaches, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia

January 18, 2017

William and Jane Boswell

Temporary Activities

32 Taylor, Unit 6 Seascape Townhomes,

Tybee Island, Atlantic Ocean, Chatham County, Georgia

January 11, 2017

Bill Edenfield

Sea Island Acquisitions

Mechanized Removal of Marsh Wrack

West 13th Street, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia 

January 11, 2017

Warren E. Ratchford

Marsh Wrack Removal and Maintenance to a Wooden Pedestrian Bridge

Baker Island, McIntosh County, Georgia