Whooshh Innovations has its roots in Washington state agriculture. In 2011, while field-testing a model of fruit harvester to mechanically harvest and sort tree fruit, Whooshh CEO Vincent Bryan III observed helicopters flying overhead with large buckets. They were moving migratory salmon over a dam.
Vincent later returned to a citrus grove in California, a grove which only the year before was thriving and alive with 50 year-old trees. His return found it completely dead, and it was explained to a shocked Vince that the irrigation water that fed the orchard had been diverted to save the salmon.
The wonders of the salmon returning through fish ladders that we learned about in grade school was now in conflict with agriculture, our own sense of the changing environment, and our passion for fish and fishing.