July 3, 2012
Arizona Game and Fish officials are in the process of trying to rid Fossil Creek of the smallmouth bass that threaten the endangered, native fish living in the spring-fed creek.
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Game and Fish may use chemicals to kill non-native fish
Arizona Game and Fish officials think they rounded up most of the non-native smallmouth bass that have invaded the native fish refuge of Fossil Creek — but they’re not absolutely sure. As a result, the Game and Fish Department is now considering a plan to use a fish-killing chemical to remove non-native fish from the lower reaches of the travertine-tinted, spring-fed creek.