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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from mariculture

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

Examples of mariculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mariculture.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mariculture

Statistics for mariculture

Time Traveler for mariculture

The first known use of mariculture was circa 1909

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on mariculture

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with mariculture Encyclopedia article about mariculture

Comments on mariculture

What made you want to look up mariculture? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a calculated move

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!