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 (ăk′wə-kŭl′chər, ä′kwə-) also aq·ui·cul·ture (ăk′wĭ-, ä′kwĭ-)
The cultivation of marine or freshwater organisms, especially food fish or shellfish such as salmon or oysters, under controlled conditions. Also called aquafarming.

aq′ua·cul′tur·al adj.
aq′ua·cul′tur·ist n.


a person who practises aquaculture
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Many aquaculturist are focusing towards reduction in fish meal inclusion in diet with enzyme application as done in poultry.
Lopez, Chief Aquaculturist from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) explained the proposed policies, standards and guidelines for fisheries which is being prepared by the technical committee for fisheries of which he is a member.
Virgilio Marzo, an aquaculturist who trained at the University of the Philippines College of Fisheries (UPCF), Taiwan, Germany and Saudi Arabia, is also collaborating with fishpond owners to develop aquafeed that has balanced Omega 3 and Omega 6 content and crude protein higher than international standards.
When he's not putting smiles on faces as a dentist in Lincoln, Nebraska, he's busy as an aquaculturist breeding bluegills and sharing his love for the species with like-minded anglers on his website bigbluegill.
Fascinated by the statements of marine aquaculturist Daniel Benetti, Schonwald also explored "the seafood of the future.
Schonwald, an avid aquaculturist who has written on food issues for The New York Times and Salon examines the state of food production in the world today and explores the ways in which technology and current movements towards local and sustainable production will influence the food of tomorrow.
Bo is clearly an attentive aquaculturist, but there is still a real fear that it won't work out and that his family will be ruined.
Shri Ramesh Majhi urged CIFA to serve as centre of excellence in research and extension of freshwater aquaculture and aquaculturist to provide plans to ensure development of freshwater aquaculture to feed the billion.
Ceres aquaculturist Ned Gaine has jacked up the carbon dioxide levels in the Ceres aquaculture facility to 3,000 parts per million, increasing the thickness of the duckweed leaves from about one-eighth or one-quarter inch to one inch.
Malcolm Smith, a professional aquaculturist with over 20 years of experience, is now engaged in overseeing selective breeding and hatchery production of specific pathogen free P.
After tracing the history of koi-keeping that originated in Japan, Kock (an aquaculturist specializing in koi genetics) and Watt (a koi show judge retired from Orient Fish Farm) treat all aspects of the varieties, care, breeding, and showing of these fancy descendants of carp.
Volunteering at Mote has helped Becca to zero in on her interests: She's decided that she wants to become an aquaculturist, or a person who raises fish and other sea life.