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Brunswick, Ga.
June 22, 2017 - July 22, 2017

Coastal Resources Division Director, Spud Woodward, has announced that the recently completed 2016 Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card is now available on line at:CoastalGaDNR.org/ReportCard. The report card assessment was conducted through a partnership of the Coastal Resources Division, Environmental Protection Division and Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Initiated with the 2014 version, the purpose of the report card is to provide the public with current information about the overall health of the coastal Georgia ecosystem. Like the preceding two report cards, the score for 2016 is a B+ based on data collected throughout the past year from coast-wide DNR surveys and inventories.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 21, 2017 - July 21, 2017

With summer in full swing, Georgia beaches throughout the Golden Isles are popular destinations for visitors and residents. As a kick-off for the Golden Isles annual 4th of July celebration, island beach-goers have the opportunity to learn about the natural wonders of the coast at the Georgia DNR’s “Beach Week”. This year, Jekyll Island beach visitors can experience Beach Week at the Beach Village on the Village Green Lawn on Monday, June 26. On Wednesday, June 28, the Beach Week celebration moves to the old Coast Guard Station beach access area on St. Simons Island.  


Brunswick, Ga.
June 21, 2017 - July 21, 2017

For the past 10 years Tybee Island beach-goers have had the opportunity to learn more about the natural wonders of the Georgia coast as part of the area’s annual 4th of July celebration when the Georgia DNR hosts “Beach Week”. This year Tybee Island visitors can experience Beach Week at the Tybee Marine Science Center Parking Lot on Tuesday, June 27th from 10am to 3pm.


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.


Brunswick, Ga.
July 06, 2016 - July 06, 2017

Commissioner of Natural Resources, Mark Williams has announced the appointment of Zachary Harris of St. Simons Island to fill the unexpired term of Superior Court Judge-Elect, Bert Guy on the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee.  Mr. Harris was appointed by the Board of Natural Resources during their June 29th meeting.