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Archived Press Releases

Brunswick, Ga.

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

Brunswick, Ga.

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

Beach Advisory Lifted for Tybee Strand Beach on Tybee Island

Brunswick, Ga.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brunswick, Ga.

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.

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.

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.

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

Brunswick, Ga.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.