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aq·ui·cul·ture

 (ăk′wĭ-kŭl′chər, ä′kwĭ-)
n.
Variant of aquaculture.

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

aquiculture

(ˈeɪkwɪˌkʌltʃə; ˈækwɪ-)
n
1. (Agriculture) another name for hydroponics
2. (Agriculture) a variant of aquaculture
ˈaquiˌcultural adj
ˈaquiˌculturist n

hy•dro•pon•ics

(ˌhaɪ drəˈpɒn ɪks)

n.
(used with a sing. v.) the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil; soilless growth of plants.
[1935–40; hydro-1 + (geo) ponics]
hy`dro•pon′ic, adj.
hy`dro•pon′i•cal•ly, adv.
hy•drop•o•nist (haɪˈdrɒp ə nɪst) hy`dro•pon′i•cist, n.

aquiculture

hydroponics. — aquicultural, adj.
See also: Plants
hydroponics. — aquicultural, adj.
See also: Water
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aquiculture - a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrientsaquiculture - a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
drip culture - a hydroponic method of growing plants by allowing nutrient solutions to drip slowly onto an inert medium in which the plants are growing
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We express our deepest gratitude to Cristina Borges, who responsible for the aquiculture division of the Direcao Geral de Recursos Naturais, Seguranca e Servicos Maritimos (DGRM); and to Isabel Teixeira, Superior Technician, Direcao Geral de Recursos Naturais, Seguranga e Servigos Maritimos (DGRM), for providing access to statistical data, without which it would have been difficult to prepare this manuscript.
EAD is developing a policy, standards and regulatory framework to promote aquiculture as a way to alleviate pressure on wild fish stocks and provide alternative employment and investment opportunities for fishermen, but in a way that protects the environment.