Alabama has an official bird, official folk dance and official nut. Now the state is poised to have an official crustacean.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports state lawmakers passed legislation Thursday to give brown shrimp the title of official crustacean.
The Seafood Association of Alabama says brown shrimp account for more than half of the domestic catch in the state.
AL.com reports lawmakers are considering two other state symbols this session: the queen honey bee as the state’s agricultural insect, and the Lane Cake as the state’s official dessert.
Louisiana, Maryland and Oregon are the only three states to have official crustaceans.
Republished with permission of The Associated Press.