ATLANTA – The House Study Committee on Fishing Access to Freshwater Resources, chaired by House Majority Caucus Whip James Burchett (R-Waycross), will hold its final meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
“I am looking forward to holding our fourth hearing in Statesboro at my alma mater, Georgia Southern,” said Whip Burchett. “Every corner of Georgia is different, with differing traditions and historical practice when it comes to access to freshwater resources. I look forward to hearing the perspectives of anglers and property owners along the Ogeechee and other south Georgia waterways.”
“I’ve enjoyed traveling around the state of Georgia, from the Flint River to north Georgia’s beautiful trout streams,” said Rep. Al Williams (D-Midway). “But I am looking forward to welcoming the committee to south Georgia, where we’ll have a chance to have a conversation with my constituents and other neighbors to discuss the coastal Georgia blackwater that is a part of our lives in Liberty County.”
Created by House Resolution 519, this study committee will examine the public’s right to fish in Georgia’s freshwater resources and examine any inconsistencies or conflicts in the law between the public’s right to fish and private property rights.
WHO: Members of the House Study Committee on Fishing Access to Freshwater Resources
WHAT: Study Committee Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Georgia Southern University
Russell Union Ballroom 1042
85 Georgia Avenue
Statesboro, GA 30458