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.
Commissioner 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.
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.
This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Bull River Enterprises, LLC for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. for the modification of an existing marina facility. The project is less than 1/10 of an acre; therefore, considered a minor alteration of coastal marshlands under O.C. G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Sea Island Acquisitions, LLC for the maintenance activities associated with an existing outfall located at 282 W. 6th Street, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia. The project will begin no sooner than 15-days from the date of authorization and be completed no later than 6 months from the date of authorization.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to the Burn Marine Transport conduct maintenance on the existing fixed deck.The project will begin no sooner than 15-days from the date of the issued letter and be completed no later than six months from the date of the letter.