Shoal Bass

Stephen Fowler | GPB News

Georgia has a lot of official state “things” – such as the brown thrasher as the state bird, the Cherokee Rose as the state flower and even grits as the state’s prepared food.

Some lawmakers, conservationists and fishermen want to add another “thing” to the list: the shoal bass. 

They say raising awareness of this fish in the Flint and other rivers could benefit the environment and the rural economy.