Definition of salmon run in English:

salmon run


  • A migration of salmon up a river from the sea, in order to spawn.

    ‘the largest pink and coho salmon runs in the state’
    • ‘Resident orcas are fish-eaters with a strong preference for salmon, timing their movements within their territories with salmon runs.’
    • ‘You don't perhaps get the salmon runs that Ireland still enjoys but the streams of Jutland still get good runs at certain periods of the year.’
    • ‘Environmental groups, which want the Scottish Executive to move fish farms away from salmon runs, said it was too early to draw firm conclusions on a permanent recovery.’
    • ‘The inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides, along with many others in Scotland, see their illegal harvesting of local salmon runs as their heritable right.’
    • ‘Record salmon runs have been recorded in Norway, Scotland and other European countries following recent drift-net bans.’