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.
Beach Advisory Lifted for Clam Creek Beach;
St. Andrews Still Under Advisory;
Advisory Issued for Massengale Park Beach on St. Simons.
Anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including lifetime and senior license holders, who wants to fish in saltwater after February 28th needs a FREE, annual Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit. The SIP permit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to collect timely and accurate data from saltwater anglers for use in resource management. Current SIP permits expire on February 28, 2014. New permits are available starting March 1, 2014 and will be valid until the end of February 2015.
Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. This closure affects all food shrimp harvesting activities, including commercial trawling, commercial and recreational food shrimp cast netting, and shrimp seining on the beaches. Anglers and commercial bait shrimp dealers can still harvest shrimp for use as bait. Food shrimp season automatically closes on December 31 unless extended by action of the Commissioner of Natural Resources.
This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Cannon’s Point Preserve for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et, seq. to construct a kayak/canoe launch dock and a creek bank stabilization project on Lawrence Creek, St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to EVP Pro-Am Beach Volleyball Tournament to host a two day event with related amenities on the beach just south of the Tybee Pier no sooner than Friday, May 9, 2014 through Saturday, May 10, 2014.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Biff Liddle, Budget Motels, Inc. of Days Inn Jekyll Island for maintenance activities related to an existing crossover at 60 S. Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island Glynn County, Georgia. Work should begin no sooner than 15 days from the issuance of the Letter of Permission and be completed no later than 6 months from the letter.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Tim Chowns, Geosciences University of West Georgia for collecting a core sample along Jekyll Causeway, Brunswick River, Glynn County, Georgia. Work should begin and end on April 5, 2014.