Glynn County, Ga.
May 22, 2013
Jekyll St. Andrews Beach Advisory Issued
May 13, 2013
The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council 2013 Spring meeting will be held on Wednesday May 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center (in J.F. Gregory Park), Richmond Hill, Georgia.
Council meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. The Coastal Management Program's quarterly meetings provide timely information to Coastal Advisory Council members, the local governments and agencies they represent, and the public about Coastal Management Program activities and allows for discussion of coastal events and concerns. Council meetings offer members and the public the ability to remain informed on coastal management activities and offer an opportunity to present concerns and suggestions.
The John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center is located in J.F. Gregory Park beside the City Center at 520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324.
For more information on the Spring meeting and/or the Coastal Advisory Council, contact Sonny Emmert of DNR's Coastal Resources Division at (912) 264-7218.
March 29, 2013
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (GADNR CRD) is supporting a survey from the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) to collect attitudes and opinions from commercial and recreational fishermen, for-hire operators and seafood dealers about electronic reporting of fisheries data. This effort has brought together fishermen, dealers and fisheries managers to evaluate electronic reporting on the entire Atlantic coast.
January 15, 2013
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the commercial harvest of jellyfish with trawls in Georgia’s territorial waters will open at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 and close at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013. Individuals who wish to participate in jellyfish trawling must contact the DNR to obtain a free letter of authorization (LOA) that must remain onboard the vessel when fishing. Prior to receiving a LOA, fishers will be required to submit documentation from an approved processor who has agreed to purchase the catch. Persons wishing to obtain a LOA to harvest jellyfish are asked to contact Julie Califf or Jim Page at 912-264-7218.
December 21, 2012
November 19, 2012
Beginning January 1, 2013, anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including those with a Georgia Lifetime Sportsman’s License and a Senior Lifetime License, who wants to fish in saltwater will need a FREE, annual Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit. The SIP permit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to collect timely and accurate data from saltwater anglers for use in resource management.
October 19, 2012
A grant from the Clean Vessel Act helped provide funds for the installation of a pumpout facility at Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles on St. Simons Island.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division(CRD) has recently received a $380,000 grant award from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to administer the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) program in coastal Georgia.
In 1992, Congress passed the Clean Vessel Act to help reduce pollution from boat sewage discharges into U.S. waters. Funds for the CVA program are provided annually from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which is derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest on the fund. The CVA Program is administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.