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Glynn County, Ga.
September 04, 2015

 Beach Advisory Lifted for North Beach at Goulds Inlet on St. Simons


Brunswick, Ga.
August 26, 2015

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.


Brunswick, Ga.
August 26, 2015

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.


Brunswick, Ga.
August 25, 2015

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.


Brunswick, Ga.
June 29, 2015

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.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
June 05, 2015

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.

 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 28, 2015

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.


Brunswick, Ga.
May 21, 2015

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.


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.