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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.
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.


08/15/2017

Last House, LLC

Installation of Temporary Construction Screening; Regrading of an Existing Lawn; Landscaping; Installation of an Underground Stormwater Detention System; and Construction of a Pool, Pool Deck, and Fire Pit

510 Ribault Lane, Lots 122 & 123 

 Atlantic Ocean, Glynn County, Georgia

08/17/2017

Benjamin J. Neufeld and Katherine L. Neufeld

Construction of a Private Pedestrian Walkway

503 Herb River Drive

 Grimball Creek 

Chatham County, Georgia