The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is entrusted to manage the state’s marshes, beaches, coastal waters and marine fisheries. The Division’s service area extends from the inland reach of tidal flow to three miles into the Atlantic Ocean.
Primary functions include working with local, state and federal authorities to balance economic development and population growth with protection of the coastal natural, historic and recreational assets. In addition, Coastal Resources provides information to manage Georgia’s diverse coastal fisheries. State, interstate, and federal authorities use this information to provide sustainable commercial and recreation fisheries for the future.