DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that the newest wildlife license plate for motor vehicles and trailers is now available. The Marine Habitat License Plate featuring a red drum, also commonly referred to as redfish and spottail bass, can be purchased through local tag offices across the state using code: NR.
The new tag design features Georgia’s state saltwater fish swimming over a living oyster reef, one of coastal Georgia’s most important wildlife habitats. The license plate sells for $25 in addition to regular tag fees. During the first year of purchase, $19 of this $25 will go into a marine habitat enhancement fund administered by the Coastal Resources Division. Each year thereafter, when a license plate is renewed, $20 will be deposited in the fund.
“We want to thank the leadership of the Coastal Conservation Association—Georgia for their efforts in making this license plate a reality. They advocated for approval of the license plate during in the 2016 Georgia legislative session and helped the department meet the pre-sales requirement,” said Commissioner Williams.
Proceeds from the sale of this license plate will be used in combination with Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration and donations from businesses, private individuals and conservation groups to create and enhance fish and wildlife habitat in Georgia’s estuaries and the nearshore Atlantic Ocean.