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  • n. A structure built on or around dams or locks to faciliate the migration of fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An arrangement for enabling a fish to ascend a fall or a dam.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Then there was the $430,000 spent on a '' fishway '' for fish to navigate the Audley weir in Royal National Park.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • After various amendments and additions this explicit definition of a fishway or slope was enacted into law in 1771:

    The Bounty of the Chesapeake Fishing in Colonial Virginia

  • O'Hara cursed them and built a dam without a fishway, and sat beside it nights with a loaded shot-gun.

    A Young Man in a Hurry and Other Short Stories

  • For instance, water coming through a fishway has to be stronger than on the rest of the river, because shad are attracted to current flow.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The section from 400 feet upstream from # 5 fishway upstream to boundary markers below the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery will open to fishing for hatchery chinook jack and hatchery steelhead beginning June 1 under permanent rules.

    The Seattle Times

  • The fishway has to be cleaned out daily during peak times.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Stewart said the trash has also been an environmental problem because it gets stuck in the fishway where salmon are counted.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • But she believes the CalTrans proposal to build a fishway in Malibu could work.


  • But she believes the proposal to build a fishway in Malibu could work.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • They're considering operational changes - like decreasing the velocity of water going through the fishway at night - to help them enter the fish ladders.

    The News Tribune Blogs


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