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

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 Decker clarified that Alaska mariculture encompasses farming of shellfish and aquatic plants and also includes enhancement and restoration projects. Anchorage Daily News, 15 June 2021 The ultimate goal of the AMA is to facilitate a $100 million mariculture industry by 2038 and many believe that’s very conservative due to increasing demand, especially for seaweeds. Anchorage Daily News, 9 Aug. 2021 Alaskans who are engaged in or interested in mariculture are invited to become founding members in a group that will advance the growing industry across the state. Anchorage Daily News, 15 June 2021 The trailblazers of Texas’ fledgling oyster mariculture industry are inching closer to establishing farms in the state’s bay systems. Matt Wyatt, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Feb. 2021 Also in the lineup: updates on local mariculture, vessel energy efficiency, hybrid technology, management 101, and fishermen’s ergonomics. Anchorage Daily News, 3 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 9 Sep. 2020 United Fishermen also strongly backs bills supporting Alaska’s mariculture industry and a sound commercial fisheries budget. Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2020

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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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“Mariculture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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