Press Release


Brunswick, Ga.
April 23, 2015

Officials at the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have announced plans for the 2015 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery. To be eligible for this lottery, individuals must complete and submit an application to the Coastal Resources Division by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Lottery applications are available to download and at the Brunswick CRD office. The drawing will be conducted on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Brunswick, Ga.
April 21, 2015
A county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan will provide Brantley County a framework for coordinated short and long term recovery.

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.

Brunswick, Ga.
April 13, 2015


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.

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.