- the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture.
Origin of aquaculture
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Look for this aquaculture to catch on as mankind, unfortunately, continues to pollute our waterways.What's Next for Foodies
Jacquelynn D. Powers
September 10, 2010
- the cultivation of freshwater and marine resources, both plant and animal, for human consumption or use
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Word Origin and History for aquaculture
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- 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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