Fisheries Management in Public Waters

Management of Public Fishing Areas (PFAs)

Public Fishing Areas help meet the demand for boat and bank fishing opportunities by providing lakes, managed primarily for fishing, in areas of the state where these opportunities are limited. They also provide unique opportunities for public education about the aquatic environment, Kids Fishing Events, etc. These facilities provide an excellent learning environment where children not only can experience fishing as a recreation, but can also be exposed to and learn to value the natural environment.

We are presently working to make these facilities an integral part of our efforts to provide more educational opportunities on the aquatic environment both for children and adults. Expenditures on this program utilize about 8% of the Section's annual budget.

Get detailed information about Georgia's Public Fishing Areas.






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