Georgia Efforts: ANS

Georgia is working to educate and inform of the threat of Aquatic Nuisance Species(ANS) in multiple ways.

Examples In and Near Our State

The quality of largemouth bass, bream, and crappie fishing in Georgia mountain lakes has declined following the illegal introduction of blueback herring.

Georgia's best smallmouth bass fishery, Lake Chatuge, was lost to illegally-stocked spotted bass. The only remaining smallmouth bass fishery, Lake Blue Ridge, also is threatened by spotted bass competition.

The genetic purity of shoal bass is compromised due to the illegal introduction of spotted bass on the Flint River.