CRD press releases archived

Archived Press Releases

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division is seeking nominees for appointment to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Shore Protection Committee, for the four-year term 2020 to 2023.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing additional changes to fishing regulations first recommended in September.

Chatham County, GA
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Beach Advisories Issued on Tybee Island

Glynn County, GA
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Beach Advisories Lifted on St. Simons Island

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

The recreational shellfish harvest area in Glynn County south of Downing Musgrove Causeway between Jekyll Island and Brunswick will re-open to the public at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for projects that further the objectives of the program.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking to change the state’s Saltwater Fishing Regulations to provide for shellfish mariculture in estuarine waters and to comply with a law passed by the General Assembly earlier this year.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, October 21, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers they can participate in the FishSmart Red Snapper and Red Drum Conservation Project.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The recreational shellfish harvest area in Glynn County near the site of a capsized cargo ship will be closed until further notice beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2019, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing changes to state saltwater fishing regulations for two shark species.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

CoastFest, coastal Georgia’s premiere educational festival, will return to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The event is free to the public and hosted by the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Chatham County, GA
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Beach Advisory Lifted for Tybee Strand Beach on Tybee Island

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

If you’re planning to swim or wade at the beach on St. Simons or Jekyll Islands, the Coastal Health District has some precautionary advice: check the water for any signs of oil, and use common sense before swimming.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, September 9, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has re-opened the harvest of shellfish in state waters as of 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, following a brief precautionary closure caused by Hurricane Dorian.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, September 9, 2019

The municipal boat ramp beneath the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick will be closed until further notice as U.S. Coast Guard operations utilize it for purposes related to the capsizing of a cargo vessel in the St. Simons Sound.

Brunswick, Ga.
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Beach goers are advised not to swim or wade in the ocean on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island until more is known about the environmental impact of a cargo ship capsizing in the St. Simons Sound.

Brunswick, Ga.
Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is monitoring coastal environmental conditions following the capsizing of a commercial freight vessel in the St. Simons Sound early Sunday morning.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announces the harvest of shellfish in state waters will close at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, and remain closed until further notice.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, August 26, 2019

The Jekyll Creek courtesy dock next to the boat ramp off South Riverview Drive on Jekyll Island will intermittently close for maintenance beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27, until Saturday, Aug. 31.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

 A Brunswick angler recently set a new men's state saltwater gamefish record for African Pompano caught Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new women's state saltwater gamefish record for Mutton Snapper (Lutjanus analis), landed Aug. 4, 2019, by Janet Monroe about 60 miles east of St. Marys.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from recreational saltwater anglers in collecting data during the upcoming red snapper harvest season July 12-14 and July 19-20.

Brunswick, Ga
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new men’s state saltwater gamefish record for dolphin fish (Coryphaena hippurus), also known as Mahi Mahi, landed May 25, 2019, by Will Owens off the coast of Savannah. Owens’ catch ties Matthew Sheppard Jr.’s record from 1997.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today oversaw the removal of a single-engine airplane that crashed Saturday in the marsh north of Brunswick.

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today began its annual Adult Red Drum and Shark Longline Survey of the Georgia coast.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 17, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new men’s state saltwater gamefish record for African pompano (Alectis ciliaris), landed Aug. 11, 2018, by Mike McCullough Jr. near Navy tower R7 off the coast of Savannah.

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on June 12, 2019, deployed 800 cubic feet of donated concrete sinkers as an enhancement to artificial beach reef BSF. The BSF reef is located four nautical miles southeast of Little Tybee Island, Ga. This is the second deployment of materials at BSF Reef in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 10, 2019

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a webinar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, to provide the public with an opportunity to give input regarding changes to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic cobia.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Two free, public forums aimed at developing more effective outreach strategies for promoting Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will be held in Savannah this month.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 3, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating series of events that occurred Friday, May 31, 2019, on the north end of Tybee Island in an area under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Coastal Marshlands Protection Act.

 

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Two free, public workshops aimed at helping offshore saltwater anglers reduce bycatch mortality in snapper and grouper species will be held at two coastal Georgia locations in June.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, through midnight Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. 

Brunswick, Ga.
Friday, May 3, 2019

Officials at the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced plans for the 2019 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery, To be eligible for this lottery, individuals must complete and submit an application to CRD by 4 p.m. June 6, 2019.

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

An annual survey released today by the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources shows the state’s coastal environment improved its ecological health in 2018.

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking applications from commercial and recreational fishermen to serve as advisory panel members on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Council (MFAC). 

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Georgia anglers who catch tagged saltwater fish have a new way to report their catches and earn rewards including T-shirts, hats and other gear.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced its allocation of $1.062 million to help Georgia’s commercial shrimpers affected by the 2013 White Shrimp Fishery failure.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is pleased to announce the Marine Resources Education Program (MREP) in the Southeast fishery region.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Staff members from the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are in the field again this year gathering important data about fishing activity.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Two Southeast Georgia counties recently began developing new plans to manage long-term recovery and redevelopment after catastrophic disasters.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, and close at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2019.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, January 28, 2019

An organization that conserves and manages fish stocks in federal waters off the southern Atlantic coast is seeking applicants for advisory panels and a workgroup.

Brunswick, Ga.
Friday, January 25, 2019

A tug boat that capsized Dec. 19 in Jekyll Creek off Jekyll Island, Ga., has been refloated and is expected to be towed to a shipyard in Fernandina Beach, Fla., no later than Sunday, Jan. 27.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Due to parking lot repaving, visitors to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Coastal Regional office in Brunswick will be asked to use a temporary parking area beginning Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

Brunswick, Ga.
Friday, January 11, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced a new women's state record for pinfish (lagodon rhomboides), landed Dec. 28, 2018, by Jordan McCullough on Skidaway Island, Ga.

Brunswick, Ga.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

 A plan to remove a tug boat that sank Dec. 19, 2018, in Jekyll Creek west of Jekyll island, Ga., is underway.