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Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites everyone to join the festivities and educational activities during this year's "Beach Week."

Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently completed three significant additions to Georgia’s offshore artificial reefs.

Brunswick, Ga.

Georgia’s 2024 commercial and recreational food shrimp season will open in state waters at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The opening applies to Georgia’s territorial waters from shore to three nautical miles offshore.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proud to announce a new women's state saltwater fish record for jack crevalle (Caranx hippos). 

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 

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.

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).