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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.
April 19, 2017 - June 01, 2017

Officials at the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have announced plans for the 2017 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery. To be eligible for this lottery, individuals must submit an application to the Coastal Resources Division by 4:00 June 1, 2017.   Lottery applications are available on the Commercial Fishing License page and at the Brunswick CRD office.  The drawing will be conducted on June 2, 2017.


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.


Brunswick, Ga.
July 06, 2016 - July 06, 2017

Commissioner of Natural Resources, Mark Williams has announced the appointment of Zachary Harris of St. Simons Island to fill the unexpired term of Superior Court Judge-Elect, Bert Guy on the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee.  Mr. Harris was appointed by the Board of Natural Resources during their June 29th meeting.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 21, 2016 - June 21, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s state record for king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, landed in Georgia by Jessica Pace of Savannah, Georgia.