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, Ga.
August 26, 2015

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host public hearings on proposed amendments to the Rules of  Georgia Department of  Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division, Chapter 391-2-4, Saltwater Fishing Regulations. 

The proposal would increase the minimum size of spotted seatrout from 13 inches, total length to 14 inches, total length.


Brunswick, Ga.
August 26, 2015

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces a written public comment period on proposed amendments to the Rules of  Georgia Department of  Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division, Chapter 391-2-2-.03, Beach Driving Authorizations.


Brunswick, Ga.
August 25, 2015

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed approximately 400 concrete transmission pole sections and bases as the latest addition to Artificial Reef F – located 9 nautical miles east of Jekyll Island.The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed approximately 400 concrete transmission pole sections and bases as the latest addition to Artificial Reef F – located 9 nautical miles east of Jekyll Island.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 29, 2015

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a 110-feet-long barge, 140 poultry transport cages (PTC’s), and four 40-feet-long concrete beams as the latest additions to Artificial Reef SAV – located 6 nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 05, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s record for grey snapper, Lutjanus griseus, landed in Georgia by Becky Manley of Guyton, Georgia.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 28, 2015

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. 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 21, 2015

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 through midnight on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. A similar closure occurred in 2014 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 21, 2015
A county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan will provide Brantley County a framework for coordinated short and long term recovery.

The Brantley County Commission recently voted to sign a contract with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) to develop a county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP). When completed, the plan will provide the County, its municipalities, planners, and staff with guidance necessary to effectively manage recovery and redevelopment activities in the aftermath of a major disaster. The purpose of the DRRP is to provide a framework for the delivery of coordinated short and long term recovery and redevelopment activities to return the county and communities to pre-disaster conditions that are more resilient to future events.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 13, 2015

 

Fish habitat enhancement continues to be a priority for the Coastal Resources Division (CRD). With 30 artificial reef sites from 3 to 55 miles offshore, 15 inshore artificial reef sites and over a dozen ongoing oyster reef restoration projects, CRD is working hard to ensure that anglers of all skill levels will have abundant and diverse fishing opportunities for years to come.


09/05/2015

Public Notice

August 8, 2015

Savannah Yacht Club

Dredging Project

Wilmington River, Longfield and Tom Thumb Creeks

Wilmington Island, Chatham County, Georgia

09/25/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

August 27, 2015

Dolphin Island Homeowners Association, Inc.

Stormwater Maintenance Activities and

Modifications to Multi-Family Dock #4

Jericho River, Liberty County, Georgia

Public Notices

August 26, 2015
Brunswick
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to authority set forth below, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources proposes an amendment to the Rules of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division, Chapter 391-2-4, Saltwater Fishing Regulations.  This is a  notice  of  proposed  amendments  to  the rules  to  reflect  the  deliberations  of  the  Coastal Committee of the Board of Natural Resources at its August 25, 2015 meeting.
 
These amendments are being promulgated under the authority of Title 27, Section 27-1-4 of the Official Code of Georgia, Annotated.  The proposal would increase the minimum size of spotted seatrout from 13 inches, total length to 14 inches, total length.
 

 

August 26, 2015
Brunswick
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to authority set forth below, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources proposes amendments to the Rules of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division, Chapter 391-2-2, Shore Protection.  This is a notice of proposed amendments to the rules to reflect the deliberations of the Coastal Committee of the Board of Natural Resources at its August 25, 2015 meeting related to revision of Rules of Shore Protection.
 
These amendments are being promulgated under the authority of Title 12, Section 12-5-236 of the Official Code of Georgia, Annotated.  Chapter 391-2-2 is being amended by revising Rule 391-2-2-.03 Beach Driving Authorizations and Appendix A, to verify existing sites, to include access sites approved since 1998, and to modify language of the rule to make it consistent with the Shore Protection Act.
 

 

August 17, 2015
Chatham

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Holiday Boats on Parade

1 Resort Drive, Savannah River, Chatham County, Georgia

 

August 13, 2015
Chatham

Visit Tybee

Kim Webster

Temporary Activities

South Beach Area, Chatham County, Atlantic Ocean, Georgia