BRUNSWICK — Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are planning for the 2018 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery.
To be eligible, individuals must complete and submit an application to the Coastal Resources Division by 4 p.m. June 5. Lottery applications are available at www.CoastalGaDNR.org and the Brunswick CRD office. The drawing will be conducted on June 6.
License recipients will be notified via certified mail. Recipients must purchase the license by 4 p.m. June 29. Unclaimed licenses will be offered to the next randomly selected candidate. The fee for a commercial food shrimp cast net license is $250 for residents, $2,500 for non-residents, plus the vessel license.
A controlled access system has been in effect since 1998, capping license sales at 200.
The actual number of licenses available through the 2018 lottery will not be known until the license renewal deadline has passed.
Current food shrimp cast net license holders renew their license by 4 p.m. June 1, or the license will revert to the state. For more information, contact CRD’s Julie Califf at 912-264-7218.