mariculture

noun
mari·cul·ture | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌkəl-chər , ˈma-rə- \

Definition of mariculture 

: the cultivation of marine organisms in their natural environment

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mariculturist \ˌmer-ə-ˈkəl-chə-rist, -ˈkəlch-rist, ˌma-rə- \ noun

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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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