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.
February 02, 2015

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.   DNR will continue its policy of  requiring those who possess or fish for whelks with trawl gear in Georgia waters to have a no-cost letter of authorization, the signed original of which must remain onboard the vessel during fishing activities. 


Brunswick, Ga.
January 14, 2015

 

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:15 p.m. on January 15, 2015. Effective this date, Georgia's territorial waters are closed to power-drawn trawls. The closure also includes commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine to harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.

 


03/07/2015

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee (CMPC) and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) of a request from DBL, Inc. d/b/a Sail Harbor Marina & Boatyard (DBL) for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. for the modification of and addition to an existing marina structure on Wilmington Island Road, Wilmington Island, Turner’s Creek, Chatham County, Georgia.   The proposed modification is for the reconfiguration of the existing marina structure  located within the extended property lines of upland Lots 33, 34, and 35 of Walthour Subdivision, Chatham County, Georgia.  That existing marina structure, as reconfigured, will then be connected to a new series of docks, to be constructed and maintained within the extended property lines of upland Lot 32 and 33, Walthour Subdivision, Chatham County, Georgia.   The proposed modification and addition will result in new impacts of less than 1/10 of an acre of coastal marshlands, and therefore may be considered a minor alteration of coastal marshlands under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq.

04/03/2015

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from the City of Tybee Island, Georgia for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. to construct and maintain a public use bike and pedestrian path over and adjacent to coastal marshlands on Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia.

04/03/2015

This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Lawrence Nikola, Jr. and Kyle Nikola for a Shore Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-230 et. seq. for construction of a single-family residence, a portion of a garage, a terraced arbor and the installation of landscaping on 20 Taylor Street, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia. 

 

Public Notices

March 04, 2015
The Atlantic Ocean

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 Certification from CGG Services (US), Inc. (CGG) as part of their application for a BOEM (Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management) G&G (geological and geophysical) exploration for mineral resources on the OCS (outer continental shelf) in the North-Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic and South-Atlantic Planning Areas.

March 04, 2015
The Atlantic Ocean

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 Certification from TGS as part of their application for a BOEM (Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management) G&G (geological and geophysical) exploration for mineral resources on the OCS (outer continental shelf) in the Mid-Atlantic and South-Atlantic Planning Areas.

 

March 02, 2015
Chatham

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary to host a one day event with related amenities on the beach just north of the Tybee Pier no sooner Saturday, March 21, 201.

February 23, 2015
Atlantic Ocean

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 Certification from GX Technology Corporation (GTX) as part of their application for a BOEM (Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management) G&G (geological and geophysical) exploration for mineral resources on the OCS (outer continental shelf) in the Mid-Atlantic, South-Atlantic and Straits of Florida Planning Areas.  Click here for the Federal Consistency Certification and BOEM G&G Application.

February 23, 2015
Atlantic Ocean

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 Certification from Spectrum Geo, Inc. as part of their application for a BOEM (Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management) G&G (geological and geophysical) exploration for mineral resources on the OCS (outer continental shelf) in the Mid-Atlantic and South-Atlantic Planning Areas. Click here the Federal Consistency Certification and BOEM G&G Application.