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aq·ua·cul·ture

 (ăk′wə-kŭl′chər, ä′kwə-) also aq·ui·cul·ture (ăk′wĭ-, ä′kwĭ-)
n.
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.
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aquaculture

(ˈækwəˌkʌltʃə) or

aquiculture

n
(Agriculture) the cultivation of freshwater and marine resources, both plant and animal, for human consumption or use
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aq•ua•cul•ture

(ˈæk wəˌkʌl tʃər, ˈɑ kwə-)

n.
the cultivation of aquatic animals or plants in a natural or controlled environment.
[1865–70]
aq`ua•cul′tur•al, adj.
aq`ua•cul′tur•ist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aquaculture - rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for foodaquaculture - rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food
cultivation - (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
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Translations

aquaculture

nAquakultur f
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Although open-ocean aquaculture should still require less diesel fuel than commercial fishing -- and could run on renewable energy sources like solar, wind, or waves -- offshore aquaculture is more energy-intensive than conventional fish farms.
InnovaSea is in the design and manufacture of fully integrated commercial open-ocean aquaculture systems.
The two major types of fish farming are open-ocean aquaculture and land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).