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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.


(ˈækwəˌkʌltʃə) or


(Agriculture) the cultivation of freshwater and marine resources, both plant and animal, for human consumption or use


(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.
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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The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined today by members of the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA); Ministers of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs; community, academic, and business leaders; and high school and university students for the launch of 28 actions that will promote new careers and bright futures through sustainable aquaculture development.
In achieving these targets, the number of year-round jobs supported by aquaculture will more than double, from 1,000 to 2,100.