Press Release


Brunswick, Georgia
February 09, 2015

Final Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committees

Friday, February 27, 2015

9:30 am

Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center

GA DNR Coastal Regional Office

One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520

Brunswick, Ga.
February 02, 2015

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.   DNR will continue its policy of  requiring those who possess or fish for whelks with trawl gear in Georgia waters to have a no-cost letter of authorization, the signed original of which must remain onboard the vessel during fishing activities. 

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.