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Recent Press Releases

Glynn County, GA
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Beach Advisory Issued for the South Dunes Picnic Area on Jekyll Island. The Glynn County Health Department has issued an advisory for the South Dunes Picnic Area on Jekyll Island, which is from Corsair Beach Park to the South Water Tower.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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.
Monday, June 17, 2019

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.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

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.
Monday, June 10, 2019

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.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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.

Brunswick, Ga.
Monday, June 3, 2019

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating series of events that occurred Friday, May 31, 2019, on the north end of Tybee Island in an area under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Coastal Marshlands Protection Act.

 

Brunswick, Ga.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Two free, public workshops aimed at helping offshore saltwater anglers reduce bycatch mortality in snapper and grouper species will be held at two coastal Georgia locations in June.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Brunswick, Ga.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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., Saturday, June 1, 2019, through midnight Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. 

Brunswick, Ga.
Friday, May 3, 2019

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.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

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.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

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.