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

News

Brunswick, Georgia
July 25, 2014

Final Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committees

Friday, August 15, 2014

9:30 am

Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center

GA DNR Coastal Regional Office

One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520


Brunswick, Ga.
July 23, 2014

The Finfish Advisory Panel (FAP) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, one of the most popular species with saltwater anglers. They are seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.  

 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 30, 2014

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed donated concrete culvert, metal chicken transport cages, and steel structures as the latest additions to Artificial Reef SAV – located six nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island. 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 04, 2014


Shrimp BoatCommissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  Effective that date, commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears. 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 16, 2014

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Sunday, June 1, 2014 through midnight on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  A similar closure occurred in 2013 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.


09/04/2014

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Bull River Enterprises, LLC for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. for the modification of an existing marina facility.  The project is less than 1/10 of an acre; therefore, considered a minor alteration of coastal marshlands under O.C. G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq.