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Brunswick, Ga.
June 16, 2017 - July 31, 2017

With support from a CRD Coastal Incentive Grant, Georgia Southern University is conducting a survey of beach users about their knowledge and perception of water quality notifications along Georgia's beaches.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 15, 2017 - June 15, 2018
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s state record for Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis, landed in Georgia by Jordan Davis of Brunswick.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 15, 2017 - June 15, 2018

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a deck barge (90’ long by 30’ wide by 10’ high) as the latest addition to Artificial Reef SAV – located six nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island. This is the sixth deployment completed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at SAV Reef over the past three and a half years.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 26, 2017 - December 30, 2017

Brunswick, GA (May 26, 2017) – Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  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 26, 2017 - September 01, 2017

GA DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 through midnight on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  A similar closure occurred in 2016 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 26, 2017 - May 26, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced today that a new men’s record for the heaviest shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, has been awarded to Tyler Gary of Richmond Hill. 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 22, 2017 - May 22, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced today that a new men's record for the heaviest little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus, has been set by angler Dusty Blackburn of Fleming, GA. 


Brunswick, Ga.
August 09, 2016 - August 09, 2017

The votes are in and Georgians will soon have the opportunity to purchase a new motor vehicle license plate to support marine habitat conservation. Online voting ended last month and the winner is a plate designed by Cobb County graphic artist, Omar Murcia. 


Brunswick, Ga.
August 05, 2016 - August 05, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of Springfield, Georgia.