Battle over fishing rights on Flint River sends ripples across Georgia

While fish and wildlife are considered public property in Georgia, some lands and waters where they live are not. State law says “navigable” streams are public and defines navigable waterways as those capable of transporting a boat carrying freight for all or part of the year. Many waterways have been treated as either public or private by tradition without an official determination by the DNR, leading to confusion and confrontation.

LINK (via The Atlanta Constitution Journal)

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