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Recent Press Releases

Brunswick, GA
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Coastal Resources Chief of Coastal Management, Jill Andrews, has announced that the recently completed 2017 Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card is now available on line at

Chatham County, GA
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Beach Advisory Issued for Skidaway Narrows in Chatham County

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently coordinated a materials enhancement at Glynn County’s Jekyll Island Pier Inshore Artificial Reef. The enhancement was conducted behind the west arm of the pier using concrete rubble donated by the City of Brunswick (31°07.023'N / 81°25.106'W). Deployment funding was provided by 2017 Enhanced Fishing License Revenue and Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) has recently completed an enhancement of the Henry Vassa Cate inshore artificial reef located in St. Simons Sound one mile south southwest of the Jekyll Island Pier in Glynn County.  The project is the first to be completed with funds from the 2017 Enhanced Fishing License Revenue bill passed by the Georgia Legislature.

Brunswick, GA
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

GCMP LogoThe Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP) is celebrating its 20th year. Housed within the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD), this federal-state partnership works to enhance the conservation of Georgia’s coastal waters, beaches and marshlands.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD) will open a unique exhibition featuring photography from members of the Coastal Photographers Guild on April 8, on view until April 30. The Beaches to Barrier Islands exhibit will feature over 40 works by Guild members, in an outdoor setting along the Earth Day Nature Trail on the campus of the GA DNR’s Coastal Regional Headquarters Campus in Brunswick.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

With the passage of HB208 during the 2017 Legislative Session, Coastal Resources Division of the GA DNR is reminding commercial fishermen of several changes and additions that were made to Georgia’s commercial fishing licenses.   Changes affecting commercial fishermen harvesting saltwater species and dealers purchasing those species include the creation of two new licenses and 12 species endorsements. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Division has released the results of the 2017 Saltwater Angler and Guide Survey. The recently completed telephone and online survey was conducted among licensed Georgia resident saltwater anglers and guides to determine participation in various types of fishing, satisfaction levels and attitudes toward CRD management of red drum and spotted seatrout.