- Find out about beach swimming advisories?
- Find out about tides?
- Find a boat ramp?
- Find out about coastal critters?
- Get artificial reef numbers?
- Get local government assistance?
- Get a job with DNR?
- Apply for a dock permit?
- Apply for a shore permit?
- Apply for a marsh permit?
- Report illegal activities?
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.
Beach Advisory Issued for North Beach at Goulds Inlet on St. Simons
The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host public hearings on proposed amendments to the Rules of Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division, Chapter 391-2-4, Saltwater Fishing Regulations.
The proposal would increase the minimum size of spotted seatrout from 13 inches, total length to 14 inches, total length.
The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces a written public comment period on proposed amendments to the Rules of Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division, Chapter 391-2-2-.03, Beach Driving Authorizations.
The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed approximately 400 concrete transmission pole sections and bases as the latest addition to Artificial Reef F – located 9 nautical miles east of Jekyll Island.The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed approximately 400 concrete transmission pole sections and bases as the latest addition to Artificial Reef F – located 9 nautical miles east of Jekyll Island.
The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a 110-feet-long barge, 140 poultry transport cages (PTC’s), and four 40-feet-long concrete beams as the latest additions to Artificial Reef SAV – located 6 nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s record for grey snapper, Lutjanus griseus, landed in Georgia by Becky Manley of Guyton, Georgia.
Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. 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., Monday, June 1, 2015 through midnight on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. A similar closure occurred in 2014 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.
The Brantley County Commission recently voted to sign a contract with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) to develop a county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP). When completed, the plan will provide the County, its municipalities, planners, and staff with guidance necessary to effectively manage recovery and redevelopment activities in the aftermath of a major disaster. The purpose of the DRRP is to provide a framework for the delivery of coordinated short and long term recovery and redevelopment activities to return the county and communities to pre-disaster conditions that are more resilient to future events.
Fish habitat enhancement continues to be a priority for the Coastal Resources Division (CRD). With 30 artificial reef sites from 3 to 55 miles offshore, 15 inshore artificial reef sites and over a dozen ongoing oyster reef restoration projects, CRD is working hard to ensure that anglers of all skill levels will have abundant and diverse fishing opportunities for years to come.
August 8, 2015
Savannah Yacht Club
Wilmington River, Longfield and Tom Thumb Creeks
Wilmington Island, Chatham County, Georgia
August 27, 2015
Dolphin Island Homeowners Association, Inc.
Stormwater Maintenance Activities and
Modifications to Multi-Family Dock #4
Jericho River, Liberty County, Georgia
September 2, 2015
Causton Bluff Owners Association, Inc.
Construction and Maintenance of a Dike
with Water Control Structures
Wilmington River, Savannah
Chatham County, Georgia
c/o Brian Stafford
Shark Tooth Fairy
Tybee Island North Beach, Chatham County, Georgia
Axeon Specialty Products
Maintenance of the Existing Bank Stabilization and Mooring Facility
Savannah River, Chatham County, Georgia
City of Tybee
Mr. Joe Wilson
Temporary Installation of Public Facilities
North Beach Parking Area, Chatham County, Atlantic Ocean, Georgia
Jekyll Island Banding Station
c/o Evan Pitman
Vegetation Trimming & Temporary Placement of Mist Nets
Jekyll Island, Glynn County, Georgia