mari·​cul·​ture | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce mariculture (audio) , ˈma-rə- \

Definition of mariculture

: the cultivation of marine organisms in their natural environment

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Other Words from mariculture

mariculturist \ ˌmer-​ə-​ˈkəl-​chə-​rist How to pronounce mariculture (audio) , -​ˈkəlch-​rist , ˌma-​rə-​ \ noun

Examples of mariculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the past two administrations have acknowledged, but not whole-heartedly pursued, expansion of our mariculture, agriculture, and sustainable energy sectors. Anchorage Daily News, "Candidate Q&A: Alaska House District 27 — Liz Snyder," 3 Oct. 2020 Some oyster farmers have raised concerns about the future of the mariculture industry amid declining oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Eviction problems, student pushback, coastal rental boom: News from around our 50 states," 9 Sep. 2020 United Fishermen also strongly backs bills supporting Alaska’s mariculture industry and a sound commercial fisheries budget. Anchorage Daily News, "Several fish bills before the Alaska Legislature have wide support from fishermen," 11 Feb. 2020 More Alaskans are turning to seaweed farming as the state’s fledgling mariculture industry expands to more regions. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s fledgling mariculture industry expands its reach; former Dunleavy staffer named to fish board," 5 June 2019 For instance, in the past two decades, archaeologists and environmental scientists working in coastal British Columbia have come to recognize evidence of mariculture—the intentional management of marine resources—that pre-dates European settlement. George Nicholas, Smithsonian, "When Scientists “Discover” What Indigenous People Have Always Known," 22 Feb. 2018 These published research studies now prove that Indigenous communities knew about mariculture for generations—but Western scientists never asked them about it before. George Nicholas, Smithsonian, "When Scientists “Discover” What Indigenous People Have Always Known," 22 Feb. 2018 Three years later, mussels were added to the only year-round mariculture operation in Kachemak Bay. Joseph Robertia, Alaska Dispatch News, "Farmers of the sea," 8 Nov. 2015 This April, the state received an increase in mariculture permit applications. Bethany Goodrich, Alaska Dispatch News, "Farming Alaska’s seas," 8 July 2017

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First Known Use of mariculture

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mariculture

Latin mare sea + English -culture (as in agriculture)

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The first known use of mariculture was circa 1909

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“Mariculture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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