August 24, 2022
NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION CHANGES
TO: All Interested Persons and Parties
FROM: Doug Haymans
SUBJECT: Notice of Rule Making for Saltwater Finfishing for Red Drum
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to authority contained in the Game and Fish Code (Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 27; O.C.G.A. §27-1-4), the Board of Natural Resources proposes to amend the Rules of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Saltwater Fishing Regulations, Chapter 391-2-4. The proposed amended Rule, when adopted, will decrease the Red Drum daily creel limit to three (3), establish a Red Drum vessel limit of nine (9), and prohibit the retention of Red Drum by guides and mates while on charter.
Public hearings on the proposed amendments will be held in Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, and Brunswick, Georgia on Thursday, September 22, 2022, each at 6:00 PM. The Brunswick meeting will also include virtual access for those who cannot attend in person. Written public comment will be received through Thursday, October 6, 2022. Comments should be legible, concise, and limited to the proposed rule change.
Following the comment period, the Board of Natural Resources will consider the proposed rule on October 25, 2022, at 9:00 AM at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.
Mail or email comments to:
Coastal Resources Division
One Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA 31520
Additional information is available at www.CoastalGaDNR.org/RedDrumPublicHearings.