SOCIAL CIRCLE – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division has announced the appointment of Scott Robinson to chief of fisheries. Robinson is a longtime employee of the division, most recently serving as assistant chief of the Fisheries Management Section.

As chief, Robinson’s responsibilities will include coordinating and managing the statewide fisheries program, development of fisheries management budget and supervision of Georgia’s public fishing areas. Additionally, he will oversee the drafting of fishing regulations statewide.

“Scott will continue to be a great asset to the Wildlife Resources Division,” WRD Division Director Ted Will said. “His 25-plus years of service has prepared him to lead the Fisheries Management Section and continue the great work they are doing, and I look forward to seeing his accomplishments in this new position.”

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Robinson is a certified fisheries professional and past president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. He worked on state, regional, and national fish habitat conservation issues with the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for nearly a decade. In addition, he has served as a fisheries biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, working in a variety of roles in fish hatcheries, fisheries management, habitat conservation, and aquatic education, and most recently as assistant chief of fisheries, where he oversees operations of the state fish hatchery system and aquatic education programs.

Robinson holds a master’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Clemson University. He is an avid angler and hunter and currently resides in Covington with his family.

For more information on fishing in Georgia, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/fishing/angler-resources or contact a local Wildlife Resources Division office (www.georgiawildlife.com/about/contact).

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