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FWP removing goldfish from a private pond near Zortman


Last updated 9/22/2021 at 9:29am

Courtesy Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Goldfish removed from a pond near Zortman lie on a tarp. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks was adding rotenone to the pond Tuesday to remove the invasive fish to the pond and prevent it from spreading throughout the region.

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be using the chemical rotenone to remove invasive goldfish from an unnamed private pond on upper CK Creek, approximately one mile from Zortman. Rotenone was to be applied to the pond Tuesday, and the chemical will remain in the water and slowly degrade for four-five weeks.

Signs will be placed around the pond and at nearby access locations, including the Square Butte Block Management Area. FWP encourages recreationists and their pets to stay away from the pond until the signs are removed. FWP will monitor the pond...

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