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


Chatham County, Ga.
July 30, 2014

Tybee Island Strand Beach at Pier Advisory Lifted; Tybee Island Polk Street Beach Placed Under Advisory

Brunswick, Georgia
July 25, 2014

Tentative Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committees

Friday, August 15, 2014

9:30 am

Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center

GA DNR Coastal Regional Office

One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520

Brunswick, Ga.
July 23, 2014

The Finfish Advisory Panel (FAP) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, one of the most popular species with saltwater anglers. They are seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.  


Brunswick, Ga.
July 02, 2014

Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia Saltwater Gamefish Record holder after landing a 205 pound 8 ounce swordfish while fishing offshore on May 31, 2014. Page’s fish bested the previous men’s record held by W.H. Lippitt since 1980 by almost 20 pounds.



Brunswick, Ga.
June 30, 2014

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed donated concrete culvert, metal chicken transport cages, and steel structures as the latest additions to Artificial Reef SAV – located six nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island. 

Brunswick, Ga.
June 11, 2014

Since 1991, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division has hosted the Golden Isles Family Fishing Event in support of Georgia’s Free Fishing Days and National Fishing and Boating Week.  This year, the June 7th event attracted more than 100 entrants plus family and friends who enjoyed a morning of fishing and fun at the Sidney Lanier Park Fishing Pier.

Brunswick, Ga.
June 04, 2014

Shrimp BoatCommissioner 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. 

Brunswick, Ga.
May 16, 2014

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Sunday, June 1, 2014 through midnight on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  A similar closure occurred in 2013 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.

Brunswick, Ga.
May 06, 2014

 The Georgia Department of Natural Resources(GADNR)  has entered an intergovernmental agreement with Glynn County to increase available parking and to make other improvements at the public boat ramps located on Blythe Island in Glynn County. In 2003, GADNR installed a boating service dock at the facility which increased its popularity with boaters and fishermen. This popularity has caused crowding in the associated parking area.


This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from B.H. Levy, Jr. for a Shore Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-230 et. seq. for the construction of  a single-family residence and the installation of landscaping on Lots Number One (1) and Two (2) of Beach Lot No. Forty-Eight (48), 8th Street, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia. 

Public Notices

August 01, 2014

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to James G. Hill, Bull River Marina, for the continued temporary placement of floating boat/jet ski docks and a floating live bait tank on the Bull River, Chatham County, Georgia.  All structures authorized under this LOP may remain in coastal marshlands for a period not to exceed 3 additional months. If a CMPA Permit is not granted by December 1, 2014, the structures must be removed.

July 24, 2014

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to perform maintenance existing rock revetment located at the residence of Leigh Wynn, Cottage #393, 25th Street, Sea Island, Glynn County.  The project will begin no sooner than two weeks from the date of the issued letter and be completed no later than six months from the date of the letter.