Press Release


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.
May 13, 2015

As a hunter, angler or other outdoor enthusiast, you invest your time and your money in Georgia.  Your purchase of hunting and fishing licenses and related equipment make it possible for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to manage public hunting and fishing locations, conduct research, plant food plots, raise and stock millions of fish and more.  

Brunswick, Ga.
May 05, 2015

The Georgia Coastal Management Program is accepting public comments on its proposed Section 309 Assessment and Strategy: 2016 - 2020 developed pursuant to Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act. The Assessment addresses coastal management efforts and opportunities in nine Enhancement Areas identified under Section 309: Wetlands, Coastal Hazards, Public Access, Cumulative and Secondary Impacts, Ocean Resources, Government and Energy Facility Siting, Aquaculture and Special Area Management Planning. Findings from the Assessment were used to formulate a strategy, or five-year work plan, to address noted gaps in coastal management activities related to the Coastal Hazards and Cumulative and Secondary Impacts Enhancement Areas.

Georgia’s 2016 – 2020 Section 309 Assessment and Strategy may be viewed at the Coastal Management Tab. Comments must be received in writing by June 5, 2015 and may be emailed to Jill Andrews or submitted to Ms. Andrews’ attention at: GADNR Coastal Resources Division, 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia 31520.

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.