WHOOSHH INNOVATIONS INC and FISHCON GmbH Announce an International Strategic Cooperation Agreement for a Bi-Directional Fish Passage at Low Head Dams 

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December 18, 2023

Vienna, Austria — FISHCON GmbH, is pleased to announce the signing of a significant Cooperation Agreement with WHOOSHH INNOVATIONS INC., a prominent party in fish passage solutions. This collaboration marks a milestone in the effort to enhance connectivity and aquatic ecosystems by providing an innovative upstream and downstream fish passage system for low head dams. The agreement for the novel FISHCON Fish Lock extends the successful partnership between the two companies, building on a previous agreement which provides WHOOSHH the same rights within the United States.

Under the terms of the international Cooperation Agreement, FISHCON also grants WHOOSHH the exclusive rights to distribute and deploy its fish passage system in Canada and Sweden. This strategic alliance is a multi-year commitment of both companies to address the technically challenging problem of effective and sustainable upstream and downstream fish passage solutions all around the world.

The innovative fish passage system developed by FISHCON is designed to allow fish of all sizes and life stages to overcome obstacles posed by low head dams up to ~ seven (~7) meters, allowing both upstream and downstream fish migration and enhancing the health of the aquatic ecosystems. This proprietary system has proven to be effective in numerous low head dams in Austria and Germany, where FISHCON has already installed systems. "We are excited about the expansion of our collaboration with WHOOSHH. The opportunity to bring our innovative bi-directional fish passage system to low head dams in Canada and Sweden through Whooshh is exceptional. This Cooperation Agreement underscores our shared commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices" said Bernhard Mayrhofer, the inventor and Founder of FISHCON.

Whooshh Innovations Inc. CEO Vincent Bryan III added: “Fisheries agencies and customers have been asking us for years to develop and offer a volitional, modular, affordable fish passage solution for low head dams that would even work with schooling species such as river herring and shad. While we are very proud of the many innovative fish passage and fish handling products we have developed on our own, we know better than anybody when we see a Fish Passage idea that just stands out, and that owners, operators and agencies should love. It’s been our goal for a long time to offer a complete lineup of fish passage solutions for any dam site. We can now offer an unmatched number of “off the shelf” fish passage products in our portfolio that will immediately improve river connectivity and fish recovery without breaking the bank or taking down the dam.”

For more information about FISHCON and WHOOSHH, please visit fishcon.at or whooshh.com.


FISHCON is a leading innovator in environmental solutions, dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies that address the challenges of today's environmental landscape. With a focus on sustainability and responsible practices, FISHCON is committed to making a positive impact on the planet.


WHOOSHH is a fish passage leader and key influencer, known for its commitment to excellence and innovation. With a global presence, WHOOSHH offers fish passage solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and environmental responsibility. Our collaboration with FISHCON aligns with the WHOOSHH mission to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, GROW clean energy, and HEAL the environment.

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