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salmon run

Syllabification: salm·on run

Definition of salmon run in English:

noun

A migration of salmon up a river from the sea, in order to spawn.
Example sentences
  • Resident orcas are fish-eaters with a strong preference for salmon, timing their movements within their territories with salmon runs.
  • 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.

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