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Archived Press Releases

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging anglers to attend an upcoming public hearing that will affect the cobia fishery.

Brunswick, Ga.

Georgia's fishing community has a new champion. Brian C. Richburg, 29, of Brunswick, has set a new state record for the queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula) with an impressive catch weighing 9 pounds, 6.24 ounces. Richburg achieved this feat May 17, 2024, while fishing offshore near the South Ledge in about 180 feet of water.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced the annual closure of the recreational and commercial oyster harvest season, effective June 1, 2024. This seasonal closure is a critical measure to protect public health by reducing the risk of illnesses caused by shellfish-borne bacteria, which become more prevalent in warmer months.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced Justin Bythwood, 40, of Waycross, has set a new state record for saltwater fishing. 

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently continued its commitment to restoring oyster reefs in the North Newport River in Liberty County.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking interested applicants to serve as members of a facilitated stakeholder process to advise CRD in the development of regulations for private recreational docks in tidal waters.

Brunswick, Ga.

Georgia’s coastal waters have been kind to Telfair County anglers this week, with two individuals setting new state records for their catches.

ATLANTA

The Georgia Board of Natural Resources on April 24 named a former congressman as the recipient of the 2023 Rock Howard Conservation Achievement Award during its meeting on Jekyll Island. 

Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today released the 10th annual Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card. 

Brunswick, Ga.

A collaboration of local and state government and community partners is set to host an open house event aimed at informing and engaging the public on vital flood management strategies for the Lanier Boulevard corridor in Brunswick. 

Brunswick, Ga.

A Richmond Hill man has set a new Georgia state record category for a Queen Triggerfish (Balistes vetula), weighing in at 7 pounds, 0.58 ounces.

Brunswick, Ga.

Six lucky anglers, drawn at random from participants who either donated fish carcasses or reported tagged fish during 2022 and 2023, have been rewarded for their participation in the Georgia Cooperative Angler Program. 

Atlanta, Ga.

Under the leadership of Commissioner Walter Rabon, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced its renewed commitment to providing hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreational opportunities for those with mobility impairments. More than 2.2 million Georgians have a disability, and of that, 14 percent of those are mobility related. Given the number of Georgians impacted, the Georgia DNR has put an increased focus on creating adaptive outdoor opportunities to people across the state. 

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced a new state record for almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana). 

Atlanta

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the selection of the 2023-2024 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program grants for conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking applicants to fill one seat each on the Finfish Advisory Panel and the Shrimp Advisory Panel.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced a temporary closure of the recreational Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) fishery in state waters for the months of March and April 2024. This action is necessary to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Bluefish population along the Atlantic coast.

Brunswick, Ga.

Georgia’s commercial and recreational food shrimp season closes at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. The closure affects Georgia’s territorial waters three nautical miles out to sea. Federal waters three to 200 nautical miles offshore remain open.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is accepting nominations for two seats representing Georgia for a three-year term on a regional fishery management body. 

SAVANNAH, Ga.

Two retired 72-foot subway cars are the latest addition to Georgia’s marine artificial reefs.