aquaculture


aqua·cul·ture

noun \ˈä-kwə-ˌkəl-chər, ˈa-\

Definition of AQUACULTURE

:  the cultivation of aquatic organisms (as fish or shellfish) especially for food
aqua·cul·tur·al \ˌä-kwə-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl, ˌa-\ adjective
aquaculture transitive verb
aqua·cul·tur·ist \-ch(ə-)rist\ noun

Variants of AQUACULTURE

aqua·cul·ture also aqui·cul·ture \ˈä-kwə-ˌkəl-chər, ˈa-\

Origin of AQUACULTURE

Latin aqua + English -culture (as in agriculture)
First Known Use: 1867

aquaculture

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Rearing of fish, shellfish, and some aquatic plants to supplement the natural supply. Fish are reared in controlled conditions worldwide. Though most aquaculture supplies the commercial food market, many governmental agencies engage in it to stock lakes and rivers for sport fishing. It also supplies goldfish and other decorative fish for home aquariums and bait fish for sport and commercial fishing. Carp, trout, catfish, tilapia, scallops, mussels, lobsters, and oysters are well-known species raised through aquaculture.

Variants of AQUACULTURE

aquaculture or fish farming or mariculture

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