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The history of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources began in 1905 with the passage of Act 489, which provided for the appointment of game wardens by the governor, and in 1906 Act 60 created the State Board of Fisheries. The current organization of the Department of Natural Resources is composed of the former Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, Water Resources Commission (non-regulatory programs), Land Resources Commission (non-regulatory programs), State Geological Survey (State Geologist), and the South Carolina Migratory Waterfowl Committee. The Department's mission is to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina's natural resources.

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  • Summary of Wholesale and Bait Dealer Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Shad Fishing Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Seine and Gill Net Laws (Saltwater) 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Public Fishing Pier Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Laws for Commercial Herring Fishing with Legal References 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Eel Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Crab Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Commercial Trawling Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Commercial Shellfish Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Commercial Mudminnow Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of commercial fishing laws for other equipment/trotlines and general commercial fishing information 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, ...
  • Summary of Charter Fishing Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, definitions, restrictions, ...
  • Summary of Channel Net Laws 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division publishes a summary of the laws and regulations of commercial fishing in the state. This publication provides the license requirements, ...
  • Climatologist : A job as changeable as the weather 

    Mizzell, Hope; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    This PowerPoint presentation explains just what a climatologist is and what it is he does.
  • 2010-2011 South Carolina Bobwhite Quail Hunter Survey 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project (South Carolina State Library, 2011)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project conducts an annual survey of the state's bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) hunters. This survey was initiated during the 1987-88 hunting season and ...
  • 2009-2010 South Carolina Bobwhite Quail Hunter Survey 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Small Game Project conducts an annual survey of the state's bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) hunters. This survey was initiated during the 1987-88 hunting season and ...
  • Cluster analysis of trawl collected Decapod Crustacea from the South Atlantic Bight 

    Wenner, Elizabeth Lewis; Read, Terry H.; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 1979)
    This manuscript describes the assemblages of decapod Crustacea collected within the South Atlantic Bight from both sand and live bottom habitats, examines changes in these assemblages with depth, season and latitude, ...
  • Carolina coastal adventure 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 2001)
    Carolina Coastal Adventure provides an opportunity each year for high school students to spend a fun weekend on the coast while learning about South Carolina’s natural resources. This brochure describes the program.
  • Catch and release of freshwater fish 

    South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (South Carolina State Library, 1999)
    This brochure discusses the catch and release of freshwater fish including conservation, factors that reduce a fish's chance of survival, planning ahead, handling and releasing the fish, difficult hooks and using a live well.
  • Change and recovery of physical and biological characteristics at beach and borrow areas impacted by the 2005 Folly Beach renourishment project 

    Bergquist, Derk C.; South Carolina Marine Resources Division (South Carolina State Library, 2008)
    Due to erosion, the Atlantic shoreface of Folly Island was nourished in 1991 using material dredged from the Folly River. Ongoing erosion, combined with an active hurricane season in 2004, resulted in another renourishment ...

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