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Recent Press Releases
The Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is taking precautions to keep the public safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19. Due to the importance of public safety, the annual BeachWeek Events, typically scheduled for the week leading up to Independence Day, has been canceled.
NOAA Fisheries announces the final rule for Regulatory Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 29).
Beach Advisories Lifted on St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this week added two vessels to reefs approximately 17 east of Ossabaw Island and 22 miles east of St. Catherines Island.
Join Coastal Resources Division for a hands-on look at sustainable technology from featured speakers across the state discussing electric cars, car charging, solar, inverters, and a brief update from the DNR Coastal Resources Division.
Coastal Resources Division will present two-hour camp events during the summer to smaller groups, including families.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams today announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020, through midnight Monday, Sept. 30, 2020.
The 2020 Georgia commercial cast net lottery is open for applications.
The city of Port Wentworth and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are partnering to replace both boat ramps at Houlihan Park on the Savannah River
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently completed the first phase of a major oyster bed restoration project in Glynn County.
In regard to the status of Georgia’s beaches, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Administrative Order signed by DNR Commissioner Mark Williams on April 29, 2020, will expire at 11:59 p.m. on May 6, 2020.
In concordance with and in response to Governor Kemp’s executive order extending Georgia's "shelter in place" mandate in response to COVID-19, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has extended his Administrative Order on the use of beaches.
During the morning hours of April 13, a severe weather event contributed to significant damage across the state of Georgia, including reports of tornadoes, downed trees and power lines, and destruction to homes.