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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 .
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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