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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.
The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council 2013 Spring meeting will be held on Wednesday May 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center (in J.F. Gregory Park), Richmond Hill, Georgia.
Council meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. The Coastal Management Program's quarterly meetings provide timely information to Coastal Advisory Council members, the local governments and agencies they represent, and the public about Coastal Management Program activities and allows for discussion of coastal events and concerns. Council meetings offer members and the public the ability to remain informed on coastal management activities and offer an opportunity to present concerns and suggestions.
The John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center is located in J.F. Gregory Park beside the City Center at 520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324.
For more information on the Spring meeting and/or the Coastal Advisory Council, contact Sonny Emmert of DNR's Coastal Resources Division at (912) 264-7218.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (GADNR CRD) is supporting a survey from the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) to collect attitudes and opinions from commercial and recreational fishermen, for-hire operators and seafood dealers about electronic reporting of fisheries data. This effort has brought together fishermen, dealers and fisheries managers to evaluate electronic reporting on the entire Atlantic coast.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the commercial harvest of jellyfish with trawls in Georgia’s territorial waters will open at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 and close at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013. Individuals who wish to participate in jellyfish trawling must contact the DNR to obtain a free letter of authorization (LOA) that must remain onboard the vessel when fishing. Prior to receiving a LOA, fishers will be required to submit documentation from an approved processor who has agreed to purchase the catch. Persons wishing to obtain a LOA to harvest jellyfish are asked to contact Julie Califf or Jim Page at 912-264-7218.
Beginning January 1, 2013, anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including those with a Georgia Lifetime Sportsman’s License and a Senior Lifetime License, who wants to fish in saltwater will need 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.
A grant from the Clean Vessel Act helped provide funds for the installation of a pumpout facility at Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles on St. Simons Island.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to the Kiwanis Club/City of St. Marys for temporary activities associated with the temporary relocation of a floating dock to be located in the St. Marys River in downtown St. Marys, Camden County, Georgia. Work will begin on July 3, 2013 and be completed no later than July 5, 2013.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Glynn County Public Works for maintenance of an existing crossover located at Gould’s Inlet, Glynn County, Georgia. Work should not begin before May 27, 2013.
This serves as notification from the State of Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP), in accordance with 16 U.S. C §1456 and 15 C.F.R. 930.42, of receipt of a Federal Consistency Determination from the United States Coast Guard for the proposed disestablishment of daybeacons and buoys in the Savannah River.