December 04, 2013
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a written public comment period for proposed changes to the Rules of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Saltwater Fishing Regulations. The proposed amended Rule, if adopted by the Board of Natural Resources, will prohibit the harvest of three species of hammerhead sharks (great, scalloped, and smooth) less than 78 inches, fork length.
November 22, 2013
August 19, 2013
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that DNR will require persons planning to commercial fish for American eels to contact the Department in writing to receive a letter of authorization (LOA). This free permit is in addition to the other required personal and vessel commercial fishing licenses and provides DNR with an accurate and complete record of who is participating in eel fishing.
May 31, 2013
Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 6:00 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. 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.
November 19, 2012
Beginning January 1, 2013, anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including those with a Georgia Lifetime Sportsman’s License and a Senior Lifetime License, who wants to fish in saltwater will need a FREE, annual Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit. The SIP permit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to collect timely and accurate data from saltwater anglers for use in resource management.