State Fish

Several years ago, the Iowa Chapter began a discussion to select one or more official State Fish of Iowa. All native species were considered, but four species gained member support with video "pitches."

During the 2022 Annual Business Meeting, the membership indicated a willingness to consider two State Fish: one recreationally valuable species and one nongame species. A vote is planned during 2022 to finalize the species selection, after which the Chapter will develop a proposition for the legislature to consider and hopefully adopt during 2023.