What does Whooshh do and why are we important?

Whooshh Innovations aids fish on their migratory journey by moving them safely over barriers such as dams. We stick up for the earth and provide benefits in a number of ways.


Safer and easier passage for fish heading for spawning grounds, this aids fisheries restoration and protein needs for a growing human population. 


Advanced AI provides next-level fisheries data, species identification, hatchery v. wild sorting and invasive species sorting.  We like technology benefiting the environment. 

Clean Energy & Water Conservation

Since fish ladders are not needed, approximately 10% of a river’s flow that has traditionally gone down ladders can now be used for 10% carbon-free energy production, irrigation or recreation. 


Whooshh systems cost 60-80% less than current fish passage methods. In fact, in many instances the systems can pay for themselves using the value of the extra water that is harnessed.  Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on less-effective methods and they take years to complete.  Whooshh can be installed within months, saving time and money that can be put to other uses.   

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Outstanding stewards of America's Waters

Whooshh was recognized as “Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters” in 2018. 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Whooshh was selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as one of a select group of companies to present at the "Clean Energy Innovation Investment Forum" in Denver in 2019. 


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​“The fish fly right through without so much as a scratch. Also, you won’t have to divert water, as you do in a ladder system. Out here, the economy is all about agriculture, and water is gold. That’s what makes Whooshh such a great concept.”

— Mark Johnston, Research Scientist Yakama Nation Fisheries

“The process is much easier on fish than the old method that involved totes and forklifts and a lot more time.”

— Eric Kinne, Washington Dept of Fisheries and Wildlife, Hatchery Reform Coordinator

“This system was highly effective in rapidly moving large salmon through a 12-m-long tube. Moving large fish without water offers a huge advantage, particularly in recirculating systems, because typical 30-cm-diameter fish pumps can require a flow of more than 4,000 L/minute to move fish.”

​— Dr. Steve Summerfelt, The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute

It’s definitely much more efficient. It’s less handling for the fish, too.”

— Elise Olk, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Scientific Tech


Get a hold of us for any questions or details at press@whooshh.com or (206) 947-0353