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 St. Andrews Beach
Commissioner 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.
This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Jekyll Island-State Park Authority to modify a Shore Protection Act (SPA) permit #391 under Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) 12-5-230 et seq., to modify sidewalks at the Beach Village Signature Park, Jekyll Island, Glynn County, Georgia.
This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Elizabeth M. Allen for a Shore Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-230 et. seq. to stage construction materials, place fencing, construct a crossover, resurface a revetment, place fill, install landscaping, and enhance a dune area at 614 Ribault Ave., 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 Herb Campbell for Donna and Wade Williams to conduct maintenance activities associated with maintenance of existing riprap at 650 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. Work will begin no sooner than 15 days from the date of authorization and be completed no later than 6 months from the date of authorization.
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 temporary activities associated with the beach clean-up, East Beach, St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. Work should begin no sooner than October 30, 2014 and be completed no later than November 1, 2014.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Red Zone Pictures, Inc. to film a scene for a movie on the South Beach area on Tybee Island no sooner than October 8, 2014 and to be completed no later than October 10, 2014.
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 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for Draft Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) regarding smooth dogfish/smoothhound sharks and Establishing Effective Dates for Amendment 3 and the 2011 Trawl Rule.