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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.
Jekyll Island St. Andrews Beach Advisory Lifted;
St. Simons North Beach Advisory Remains
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a written public comment period for proposed changes to the Rules of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Saltwater Fishing Regulations. The proposed amended Rule, if adopted by the Board of Natural Resources, will prohibit the harvest of three species of hammerhead sharks (great, scalloped, and smooth) less than 78 inches, fork length.
Joint Meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committees
Friday, December 13, 2013
GA DNR Coastal Regional Office
One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) continues to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC - located 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that DNR will require persons planning to commercial fish for American eels to contact the Department in writing to receive a letter of authorization (LOA). This free permit is in addition to the other required personal and vessel commercial fishing licenses and provides DNR with an accurate and complete record of who is participating in eel fishing.
Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 6:00 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. 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.
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.
This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and
the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from the Yacht Club, LLC. for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. for the modification of CMPA Permit #677 which allowed for the construction and maintenance of a community marina located at the end of F.J. Torras Causeway, St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia.
Notice of Proposed Regulation Changes
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to authority contained in the Game and Fish Code (Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 27; O.C.G.A. §27-1-4), the Board of Natural Resources proposes to amend the Rules of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Saltwater Fishing Regulations, Chapter 391-2-4. The proposed amended Rule, when adopted, will prohibit the harvest of three species of hammerhead sharks (great, scalloped, and smooth) less that 78 inches, fork length. This proposed amendment is required for Georgia to remain in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Coastal Sharks. In addition, two typographical errors were found in the October rules adopted by the Board. For both sharks and small shark composite, the minimum size was inadvertently changed to “total length”. A correction to “fork length” will be made.
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 core samples along Jekyll Causeway, Brunswick River, Glynn County, Georgia. Work will begin December 14, 2013 and end December 21, 2013.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to JIA for maintenance activities associated with the repair of crossover the “Glory” crossover, Jekyll Island, Glynn County, Georgia beginning no sooner than 15 dates and ending no later than 6 months from the issuance date of the letter of permission.
Temporary Access and Placement of Construction Materials in SPA Jurisdiction
416 Ribault Lane, Sea 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 the Friends of Tybee Post Theater to host an event with related amenities on the beach and in the parking lot east of 16th Street no sooner Friday, December 27, 2013 through Thursday, January 2, 2014.