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the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater .
Contemporary Examples

Look for this aquaculture to catch on as mankind, unfortunately, continues to pollute our waterways.
What’s Next for Foodies Jacquelynn D. Powers September 9, 2010

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

1869, from aqua- + culture (n.).
(āk’wə-kŭl’chər, ä’kwə-)

The science of cultivating marine or freshwater food fish, such as salmon and trout, or shellfish, such as oysters and clams, under controlled conditions.

See hydroponics.


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