- Fish Protection Prize

Tessa Greco, Brian Bellgraph

Research output: NRELPresentation


The Fish Protection Prize sought new solutions, designs, and strategies to prevent fish from swimming into water infrastructure, such as water diversions and pipes and intakes at hydropower dams. Participants submitted innovative ideas to advance fish exclusion technology. WPTO collaborated with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on the Fish Protection Prize to inspire innovators to compete for $700,000 of combined cash prizes and voucher support to help protect fish from these threats. Five experts in fish passage and protection served as reviewers in the Pitch Contest, and represented a number of Federal and State agencies, including NOAA, USGS, ORNL, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and AFS. Three finalists were selected as Grand Prize winners.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NamePresented at the U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) 2022 Project Peer Review, 25-29 July 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5700-83347


  • fish passage
  • fish protection prize
  • WPTO Peer Review


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