Recreational Fishing Information

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant strives to promote sustainable recreational fishing practices in Georgia. 

Coastal Fishing Maps

pagebodyhalf_fishingmapsThese coastal fishing maps are intended to provide the best information available on when, where and how to catch fish. They also include information on fishing sites, camps and marinas.

The five maps are available by counties:

  • Chatham
  • Bryan/Liberty
  • McIntosh
  • Glynn
  • Camden

How can I get a fishing map?

Maps are free and available at the UGA Marine Extension Brunswick Station Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This excludes state holidays. They can also be mailed for a nominal fee.

Phone: 912-264-7365

Maps may also be mailed:
• Maximum of 1 set or 5 maps (Chatham, Bryan/Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden) per person
• Please provide a postage paid, self-addressed large envelope (UGA Brunswick Station, 715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA 31520)

Current postage rates depend on number of maps desired:
• 1 map – $1.32 2.7 oz
• 2 maps – $1.72 4.6 oz
• 3 maps – $2.12 6.5 oz
• 4 maps – $2.52 8.3 oz
• 5 maps – $2.92 10.2 oz


Recreational Blue Crabbing Resources

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources awarded Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant a Coastal Incentive Grant to study recreational blue crabbing in Georgia. As a part of the project, surveys were conducted in partnership with UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government to develop online and in-person interviews for local recreational crabbers to assess the extent of Georgia’s blue crab fishery. The goal of this project is to address an identified coastal management research need, help coastal resource managers make informed decisions and support sustainable recreational crabbing practices and the conservation of a valuable coastal resource.

As part of the project, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant held blue crab expos at public events and developed educational videos and handouts designed to inform coastal residents and visitors about sustainable blue crabbing practices.

Blue Crabbing Reference Cards

Click below to view, download and print an educational handout with guidelines for recreational blue crabbing to be used as a resource while crabbing on the coast.

Blue Crabbing Guideline Videos

Click the links below to watch four educational videos on recreational blue crabbing topics: crabbing gear, fishing regulations, blue crab biology and crab picking.

Click to watch the Crabbing Gear video.  Click to watch the Fishing Regulations video.
Click to watch the Blue Crab Biology video.  Click to watch the Crab Picking video.

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