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Recent Press Releases
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.
Beach Advisory Lifted for Polk Street Beach on Tybee Island
Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will remain closed to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2018 until conditions warrant reopening. Since 2008, the Commissioner of Natural Resources has closed the salt waters of this State to the commercial and recreational harvest of oysters for human consumption from June through September of every year to address management requirements. Due to higher than average water temperatures coastwide for the month of September, an extension of the existing closure will be implemented to allow for water temperatures to decrease below the control plan threshold of 81-degrees.
The Coastal Resources Division/Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new men’s record for vermilion snapper, Rhomboplites aurorubens, landed in Georgia by Scott Funderburk of Guyton, GA.
The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed ~3,000 tons of concrete and metal materials, donated by multiple partners, as an enhancement to Artificial Reef DRH – located 15 nautical miles east of Little St. Simons Island, Georgia. This is the first deployment completed at DRH Reef since October 2012.
Georgia DNR is working with NOAA Fisheries to collect data used to estimate harvest, discards, and fishing effort during the recreational mini-season for red snapper later this month. The data will contribute to current information on the age, size, and growth of red snapper in the population. There are several ways Georgia anglers can help.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced today that a new women’s saltwater gamefish record for the heaviest vermillion snapper, Rhomboplites aurorubens, has been awarded to Alli DeYoung of Savannah, Ga.