Georgia seafood includes fish such as bluefish, mullet, red snapper, perch, vermilion snapper, cobia, spot, croaker, porgy, swordfish, flounder, sea trout, grouper, shad, tilefish, kingfish (whiting), shark, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, tuna, wahoo, and more.
Georgia waters are also home to shrimp, clams, oysters, scallops, blue crabs, stone crabs, spiny lobsters, squid, mussels, whelk, crawfish, and alligator.
Georiga aquaculture operations include production of freshwater catfish, tilipia, oysters, and other products.
Georgia offers great off-shore and inshore fishing. Georgia’s creeks and rivers include the Chattooga River, located in Clayton, Jacks River located in Crandall, Conasauga River located also in Crandall, and not to mention the Chattahoochee River located in Helen, made famous in song by Georgian bred Country music star, Alan Jackson.
Cumberland Island is a hot spot for fishermen, with myriad rivers, creeks and flats inshore. The area was designated a National Seashore in 1972 to preserve the scenic, scientific, and historical value of Georgia’s largest and most southerly barrier island.