fish screen
1) a screen across a body of water or structure, e.g. the turbine intake of a dam, designed to divert the fish into a bypass system
2) a grating or mesh positioned in a river to strain fish from the water. Fences or netting direct fish onto the screen where they run aground while the water drains through the mesh

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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