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Press Releases

Friday, June 23, 2017 -
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Coastal Resources Division Director, Spud Woodward, has announced that the recently completed 2016 Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card is now available on line at: CoastalGaDNR.org/ReportCard.

Brunswick, GA
Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
Friday, June 15, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s state record for Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis, landed in Georgia by Jordan Davis of Brunswick.

Brunswick, GA
Friday, May 26, 2017 -
Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced today that a new men’s record for the heaviest shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, has been awarded to Tyler Gary of Richmond Hill. 

Brunswick, GA
Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Effective that date, commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.

  

Brunswick, Ga.
Friday, May 26, 2017 -
Saturday, September 30, 2017

GA DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 through midnight on Saturday, September 30, 2017. A similar closure occurred in 2016 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.