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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.
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(ˈækwəˌkʌltʃə) or


(Agriculture) the cultivation of freshwater and marine resources, both plant and animal, for human consumption or use
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(ˈæk wəˌkʌl tʃər, ˈɑ kwə-)

the cultivation of aquatic animals or plants in a natural or controlled environment.
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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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.
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The two major types of fish farming are open-ocean aquaculture and land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).