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Archived Press Releases

Brunswick, Ga.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Brunswick, Ga.

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.

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

Brunswick, Ga.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continued to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the addition of materials at Artificial Reef KC­­ located 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island on Dec 23, 2018.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the commercial and recreational shrimping season in state waters will close as prescribed by law at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is investigating the sinking of a commercial vessel that happened Wednesday evening in Jekyll Creek off Jekyll Island.

https://coastalgadnr.org/FishSmartGeorgia DNR has announced participation in the FishSmart Red Snapper and Red Drum Conservation Project.  This innovative project is an evolution in sportfishing and enhances anglers' long-established role as conservationists.

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018.